Pulitzer Board tells Junot Diaz he is ‘welcome’ to remain
NEW YORK (AP) — The Pulitzer Prize Board has decided not to remove fiction writer Junot Diaz over sexual harassment allegations.
Junot Díaz denies sexual misconduct allegations
BOSTON (AP) — Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Diaz is speaking out about the sexual misconduct allegations against him.
The Boston Globe reports Díaz adamantly denies the accusations from women who say he behaved inappropriately.
Díaz says it doesn't sound "like anything that's in my life, anything that's me."
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts Institute of Technology investigation cleared Pulitzer Prize-winning author and creative writing professor Junot Diaz to return to the classroom this fall.
The inquiry into Diaz's actions toward female students and staff yielded no information that would lead to restrictions on Diaz's role as a faculty member at the university in Cambridge.
BOSTON (AP) — Three editors at the Boston Review are resigning over the political and literary magazine's decision to retain author Junot Diaz despite allegations of sexual misconduct.
NEW YORK (AP) — Author Rebecca Walker and some two dozen educators from Harvard, Stanford and other schools are protesting what they call a "media-harassment campaign" against Junot Diaz.
In a letter to the editor published on Monday on the website of The Chronicle of Higher Education, the signatories cited "at times uncritical" coverage of sexual misconduct against the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist. Diaz has said he accepts responsibility for his behavior.
Long before an emotional public disclosure of his childhood rape, or the allegations of his own sexual misconduct that followed, author Junot Diaz was a pioneering and polarizing figure.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Pulitzer Prize Board said Thursday it will launch an independent review of the misconduct allegations against Junot Diaz, and that the author will relinquish the role of chairman of the board.
BOSTON (AP) — MIT says it's looking into allegations of sexual misconduct against author Junot Diaz.
A spokeswoman for the university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, didn't immediately comment Wednesday on the status of the inquiry.
The school said earlier this week it doesn't tolerate sexual harassment but that it also strives to protect the rights of both the accusers and accused.
WESTBROOK, Maine (AP) — A Maine bookstore says it is pulling books written by Junot Diaz, who is facing allegations of sexual misconduct.
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Children's Museum has canceled a book reading by author Junot Diaz, who is facing allegations of sexual misconduct.
Museum spokeswoman Jo-Anne Baxter said on Monday the museum canceled Thursday's planned event over concerns the accusations could put visitors in an "uncomfortable or confusing situation" and be "counterproductive" to the intent of the reading.
SYDNEY (AP) — Author Junot Diaz has withdrawn from a writers' festival in Australia after fellow writers accused him of past sexual misconduct and misogyny, organizers said Saturday, adding that a moment of reckoning had arrived for the Pulitzer Prize winner.
Weeks after publishing his own story of sexual abuse in the New Yorker, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Diaz is facing an onslaught of accusations of sexual misconduct and misogyny directed at fellow writers.
ATLANTA (AP) — Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Diaz is scheduled to speak at Emory University in Atlanta.
The school says Diaz will appear April 12 in the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. A book signing is scheduled to follow the event.
Emory says the hour-plus talk will include topics that Diaz has written about throughout his career, including the immigrant experience, civic sensibility, community, race, justice and equality. Diaz also plans to read from his work.