Junot Diaz On What Disasters Reveal | On Point with Tom Ashbrook
May 20, 2011 Leave a comment
There is a wonderful audio interview at this site. Well recommended for use in South Florida–we have our “natural” and political disasters, too.
The Dominican-American writer Junot Diaz got everybody’s attention, and a Pulitzer Prize, with his fierce, funny, tragic first novel “The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.” Now, in a big new essay, Diaz has moved on to bigger themes — like apocalypse and the fate of the human race.
Junot Diaz looks at our recent headlines of earthquakes, tsunamis, meltdown fears, and floods and sees revelation. Not of the hand of God, exactly. But of human realities running amok.