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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Cheater's Guide to Love (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Picture Books

Islandborn (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Collections

Drown (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
This Is How You Lose Her (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Apocalypse (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Global Dystopias (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Evil Empire (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Best American Short Stories Books

The Best Short Stories of 1915 (1916)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1916 (1916)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1917 (1917)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1918 (1918)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1919 (1919)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1921 (1921)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1922 (1922)
The Best Short Stories of 1923 (1923)
The Best Short Stories 1924 (1924)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1925 (1925)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1926 (1926)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1927 (1927)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1928 (1928)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1929 (1929)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1930 (1930)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1931 (1931)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1932 (1932)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1933 (1933)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1934 (1934)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1935 (1935)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1936 (1936)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1937 (1937)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1938 (1938)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
50 Best American Short Stories, 1915-1939 (1939)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1939 (1939)
The Best Short Stories of 1940 (1940)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1941 (1941)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1942 (1942)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1943 (1943)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1944 (1944)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1945 (1945)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1946 (1946)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1947 (1947)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1948 (1948)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1949 (1949)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1950 (1950)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1951 (1951)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1952 (1952)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1953 (1953)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1955 (1955)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1956 (1956)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1957 (1957)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1958 (1958)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1959 (1959)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1960 (1960)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1961 (1961)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1962 (1962)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1963 (1963)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1964 (1964)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1965 (1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1966 (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1967 (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1968 (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories of 1969 (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1970 (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1971 (1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1972 (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1973 (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1974 (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best of Best American Short Stories 1915-1950 (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1975 (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1976 (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1977 (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1978 (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1979 (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1980 (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1981 (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1982 (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1983 (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1984 (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1985 (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1986 (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1987 (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1988 (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1989 (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories of the Eighties (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1990 (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1991 (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1992 (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1993 (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1994 (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1995 (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1996 (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1997 (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1998 (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1999 (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2000 (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories of the Century (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2001 (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2002 (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2003 (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2004 (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2005 (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2006 (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2007 (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1921, and the Yearbook of the American Short Story (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories1921 (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2008 (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2009 (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2010 (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2011 (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2012 (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2013 (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2014 (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2015 (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
100 Years of The Best American Short Stories (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2016 (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2017 (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2018 (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2019 (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2020 (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2022 (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anthology series.

Junot Díaz
Junot Diaz is a creative writing professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, writer, and was the fiction editor at Boston Review He.was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on December 31, 1968, and he grew up in New Jersey.

Junot was the third child among seven kids. Throughout much of his childhood, he lived with his mom and grandparents as his dad worked in America. In December of 1974 he immigrated to Parlin, New Jersey, where he was finally reunited with his dad. While here, he lived less than one mile from what he’s described as one of the biggest landfills in the whole state.

He went to Madison Park Elementary, and was an avid reader, often walking four miles just to borrow books from his public library. During this time, he became fascinated with apocalyptic books and films, particularly the work of John Christopher, “Edge of Darkness” the BBC mini-series, and the original “Planet of the Apes” movies.

While growing up he struggled a lot with learning English. It was a miserable experience for Junot, particularly since it seemed that every single one of his other siblings acquired a grasp of the language in just months, and felt to him like it was overnight. While his school took a notice his family was contacted and he soon got placed in special education to help him with further resources and opportunities to learn the language.

Junot graduated from Cedar Ridge High School in the year 1987 in Old Bridge Township, New Jersey, although he would not start writing formally until years later. He is a graduate of Rutgers College, receiving his BA in 1992, majoring in English.

While at Rutgers, he was involved in Demarest Hall, a creative writing, living-learning, residence hall, and in various student organizations. He was exposed to Sandra Cisneros and Toni Morrison, authors that would motivate him to also become an author.

He worked his way through college by washing dishes, delivering pool tables, pumping gas, and working at Raritan River Steel.

After graduating from Rutgers, he worked at Rutgers University Press as an editorial assistant. During this time he also first created the quasi-autobiographical character of Yunior in this story Junot used as a part of his application to his MFA program during the early 90s. This character would become crucial to much of his later work including “Drown” and “This is How You Lose Her”. His idea for Yunior was to write six, maybe seven books about him which would form a single large novel. In 1995, he earned his MFA from Cornell University, where he wrote much of his first collection of short stories.

His work has been published in Enkare Review, Story, and The Paris Review, as well as the anthologies The Best American Short Stories (1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, and 2013), African Voices, and The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2009.

Junot lives in a domestic partnership with Marjorie Liu, a paranormal romance author.

“The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2008 Pulitzer Prize. “This is How You Lose Her” was a National Book Award finalist and a New York Times Bestseller. Junot has received the PEN/Malamud Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, a PEN/O. Henry Award, and a Dayton Literary Prize. In 2017, he was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

“Drown” is the first short story collection and was released in 1996. Ten tales which move from the barrios of the Dominican Republic to the struggling urban communities in New Jersey, Junot makes his remarkable debut. His work is strong and unflinching, and these stories each crackle with this electric sense of discovery.

He evokes a world in which dads have gone, moms fight with grim determination for their families as well as themselves, and the next generation inherits the devastating ambivalence, casual cruelty, and knowing humor lives circumscribed by uncertainty and poverty. With “Drown”, Junot has harnessed the rhythms of joy and frustration, release and anger to indelible effect.

“The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” is the first stand alone novel and was released in 2007. Things have never been easy for Oscar, a disastrously overweight yet sweet, lovesick Dominican ghetto nerd. From his New Jersey home, where he lives with his old-world mom and rebellious sister, he dreams about becoming the Dominican J. R. R. Tolkien and, most importantly, of finding love.

However he might never get that, because thanks to the Fukœ; which is the curse that has haunted Oscar’s family for generations and doomed them to torture, prison, tragic accidents, and most of all, ill-starred love. Still waiting for his very first kiss, is only its most recent victim.

Diaz immerses the reader in the tumultuous life of Oscar and the history of his family at large, rendering with dazzling energy and genuine warmth, humor and insight the Dominican-American experience, and ultimately, the endless human capacity to persevere in the face of loss and heartbreak. This is a true literary triumph, and confirms Junot Diaz as one of the most exciting and best voices of our time.

“This is How You Lose Her” is the second short story collection and was released in 2012. A doomed relationship flounders, on a beach in the Dominican Republic. In the heat of a hospital’s laundry room in Jersey, a woman does the washing of her lover, and thinks of his wife. In Boston, a man buys his only son, his love child, a first baseball bat and a mitt.

At the core of these tales is the irrepressible, irresistible Yunior, a young hardhead whose own longing for love is equaled just by his recklessness, as well as by the extraordinary women that he loses and loves. The aging Miss Lora, artistic Alma, Magdalena (who believes all Dominican men are cheaters), and the love of his life, whose own heartbreak ultimately becomes Yunior’s too.

With prose that is endlessly energetic, tender, inventive, and funny, the stories in this collection lay bare the inevitable weakness and infinite longing of the human heart. They remind us that passion will always triumph over experience, and that the half-life of love is forever.

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