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Junot Díaz Denies Allegations of Sexual Misconduct

The Pulitzer Prize winner has been accused of inappropriate behavior by multiple women

(Newser) - Author Junot Diaz has given an interview following allegations of sexual misconduct from multiple women. In the sit-down with the Boston Globe , the Pulitzer Prize winner denied, point blank, all accusations that he behaved inappropriately. “I was shocked,” Díaz said. “I was, like, 'Yo, this...

Junot Diaz Cleared to Return to MIT Classroom

The author has been cleared of wrongdoing stemming from allegations of sexual misconduct

(Newser) - A Massachusetts Institute of Technology investigation cleared Pulitzer Prize-winning author and creative writing professor Junot Diaz to return to the classroom this fall. The inquiry into Diaz's actions toward female students and staff yielded no information that would lead to restrictions on Diaz's role as a faculty member...

Editors Resign After Magazine Retains Author Junot Diaz

The Pulitzer Prize winning writer has been accused of sexual misconduct

(Newser) - Three editors at the Boston Review are resigning over the political and literary magazine's decision to retain author Junot Diaz despite allegations of sexual misconduct . Poetry editors Timothy Donnelly, Barbara Fischer and Stefania Heim said on Twitter last week they're "dismayed" at the logic behind keeping Diaz...

Author Junot Diaz's Legacy Just Got More Complicated

Several women have accused the Pulitzer Prize winner of sexual misconduct, verbal abuse

(Newser) - Junot Diaz is the latest high-profile figure to be accused of abusive behavior by women. Several have come forward detailing disturbing encounters with the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, as reported in the Cut . What We Lose author Zinzi Clemmons tweets that Diaz forcibly cornered and kissed her at a workshop. National...

Author Junot Diaz: My Childhood Rape Took Huge Toll

Pulitzer winner is talking about the assault for the first time decades later

(Newser) - Junot Diaz won the 2008 Pulitzer for his novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, but what fans didn't know at the time was that his personal life was going off the rails—all because of something that happened to him as a child. In a New Yorker ...

Stephen King, Amy Tan Sign Writers' Petition Against Trump

Hundreds of writers "oppose, unequivocally, the candidacy of Donald J. Trump"

(Newser) - Ben Carson and Chris Christie are apparently Donald Trump fans (and Paul Ryan's still not sure ), but count Stephen King, Amy Tan, and Junot Diaz among those who definitely fall into the "Dump Trump" camp. They're among the hundreds of writers who've signed an...

5 Writers Even Slower Than George RR Martin

JRR Tolkien, Junot Diaz couldn't match pace of Game of Thrones books

(Newser) - Fans are impatient for George RR Martin's next installment in A Song of Ice and Fire, the book series behind Game of Thrones. But instead of getting on his case, let's consider some authors who take even longer to write a book than he does. Yohana Desta offers...

MacArthur Genius Winner: I Thought it Was a Robocall
MacArthur Genius Winner:
I Thought it Was a Robocall
2012 fellows

MacArthur Genius Winner: I Thought it Was a Robocall

2012 fellows announced

(Newser) - Mandolin player Chris Thile kept getting phone calls from the 312 area code, refusing to answer them because he assumed they were political robocalls. Finally, after listening to one of the mysterious messages—"Don't tell anyone about this call"—he had his tour manager look up the...

Writers Pick Best Books of '09
 Writers Pick Best Books of '09 
Year in Review

Writers Pick Best Books of '09

Nick Hornby, Judy Blume, and more weigh in

(Newser) - What was the best book of the year? Salon asked Nick Hornby, Junot Diaz, Curtis Sittenfeld, and other people with better literary credentials than ours what they enjoyed in 2009. Their responses are in the photo gallery.

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