Junot Díaz’s first novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Díaz is the recipient of a PEN/Malamud Award and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. Born in the Dominican Republic, he is a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The short stories in Díaz’s new collection, This is How You Lose Her, lay bare the infinite longing and inevitable weaknesses of our all-too-human hearts.