In this Sept. 20, 2012 photo provided by the Chicago-based John D. 

In this Sept. 20, 2012 photo provided by the Chicago-based John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Junot Diaz, 43, a fiction writer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who uses raw, vernacular dialogue and spare, unsentimental prose to draw readers into the various and distinct worlds that immigrants must straddle, is seen in Cambridge, Mass. Diaz is among 23 recipients of this year's MacArthur Foundation "genius grants." (AP Photo/Courtesy of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Tsar Fedorsky)
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In this Sept. 20, 2012 photo provided by the Chicago-based John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Junot Diaz, 43, a fiction writer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who uses raw, vernacular dialogue and spare, unsentimental prose to draw readers into the various and distinct worlds that immigrants must straddle, is seen in Cambridge, Mass. Diaz is among 23 recipients of this year's MacArthur Foundation "genius grants." (AP Photo/Courtesy of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Tsar Fedorsky)
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