The Beacon Best of 2001 by Junot Díaz
Great Writing by Women and Men of All Colors and Cultures (Beacon Best of ... Creative Writing by Women & Men of All Colors)

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Continuing its tradition of offering the most stimulating and eclectic collection of short fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry, The Beacon Best returns this year with the acclaimed writer Junot Díaz as guest editor. The 2001 edition features not only celebrated wordsmiths like Ha Jin, Louise Erdrich, Francisco Goldman, Chang-rae Lee, and Zadie Smith, but also emerging new talents like T. E. Holt and Rhina P. Espaillat. This year's edition boasts deeply compassionate stories that explore the widening gap between our day-to-day experiences and what we too often read or see elsewhere. Writes Díaz in his introduction, "The freshness and originality and humanity of these writers and their work renewed me." We hope that the Beacon Best of 2001 will delight and challenge you to see the world with new eyes.

Featuring the work of: Agha Shahid Ali Josefina Báez, Maile Chapman, Lucille Clifton, Edwidge Danticat, Cornelius Eady, Louise Erdrich, Rhina P. Espaillat, John Frazier, Dagoberto Gilb, Francisco Goldman, T. E. Holt, Ha Jin, Chang-rae Lee , Li-Young Lee, Nega Mezlekia, Ishle Park, Pedro Ponce, Patrick A. Rosal, Sonia Sanchez, Danzy Senna, Angela Shaw, Zadie Smith, James Ellis Thomas, Reetika Vaziran, Elissa Wald, Felicia Ward, and Tim Winton.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

About Junot Díaz

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Junot Díaz was born and raised in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic. He is author of the celebrated story collectionDrown,and his work has appeared inStory, The Paris Review, Time Out, Glimmer Train, African Voices, The New Yorker(including the "Future of American Fiction" issue), and in several volumes ofThe Best American Short Stories.He lives in New York City.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Published October 6, 2001 by Beacon Press. 208 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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