- Kean College
- Rutgers State University
- Demarest Hall
The Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao
- First novel
- 2008 Pulitzer Prize winner
- National Book Critics Circle Award
- 1999- Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada
- 2002- PEN/Malamud Award
- 2007- John Sargent Sr. First Novel Prize (Oscar Wao)
- 2007- National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction (Oscar Wao)
- 2008- Anisfield-Wolf Book Award (Oscar Wao)
- 2008- Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (Oscar Wao)
Activism & Advocacy
- Dominican Worker's Party
- Dominican Youth Union
- DREAM Project
- Pulitzer Prize board of jurors
- First Latin-American to be appointed position
Bosman, Julie. "Dia Joins Pulitzer Panel." The New York Times 24 May 2010. Web.
Diaz, Junot. Junot Diaz. 2015. Web. May 2015.
Diaz, Junot. Junot Diaz on How He Writes Farber & Farber, 2012. Web. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tY65UkpAltg>.
pulitzer.org. The Puliter Prizes. 2014. Web. May 2015. <http://www.pulitzer.org/boardmember/8993/2014>.
Rooney, Terrie M. "Junot Diaz." Contemporary Authors, Vol 161. Gale Research Co., n.d. 107.
The DREAM Project. Dream Project. 2015. Web. May 2015.