“Rutgers, honestly, it was like a wonderland for me, like going from the black and white of Kansas to the Technicolor of Oz. I had never been around the density of so many smart, beautiful people.” – Junot Diaz, Rutgers University alumnus, in the New York Times, November 25, 2007.
Diaz’s book, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, was named the #1 novel of 2007 by Time magazine. Significant parts of the novel are set at the Rutgers–New Brunswick campus.
He will be speaking at Rutgers on September 8th as part of the Writers at Rutgers series.