Junot Díaz, Author
For years, Junot Díaz was known for his explosive collection of short stories, "Drown," set in New Jersey and the Dominican Republic. His readers loyally waited for his next book - a novel that took him 11 years to write. "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao," about a Dominican American nerd from Paterson, New Jersey, won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize. Susan Wallner talks to Díaz about what New Jersey means to him, as a writer and as a one-time resident of the state.