What do you get when you combine a curse of doom, a punk rock runaway, and a golden mongoose? Junot Díaz’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao—a Spanglish-sprinkled tale about Dominican misfits; tyrannical politicians; and the coming-of-age of a role-playing, comic-book-loving ghetto nerd.
Though today he’s a best-selling author and general literary rock star, Díaz, who emigrated from the Dominican Republic to the United States as a child, is open about the struggles (and rewards) of the writer’s life and craft, and now he wants to answer your questions!
From November 2 to 10, ask him about The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (you can read an excerpt here on Figment for a limited time) or ask him about writing in general! Only the best questions will make their way to him, so make sure you’ve got a good one.
Hungry for more? Enter the Junot Díaz Writing Contest and win an Oscar Wao prize pack full of books and more!