This is How You Draw Her: Junot Díaz Goes Graphic

We share a sneak preview of the illustrated edition of Junot Díaz’s This is How You Lose Her. Plus: our exclusive video of Díaz on the ‘cruel distraction’ of Australia’s migration policy.

Many Melburnians have just been reading (or re-reading) Junot Díaz’s stunning short-story collection This is How You Lose Her in the wake of his Melbourne Writers Festival appearance last weekend.

Díaz fans old and new will be curious about the beautiful new edition of his linked short-story collection, with full-page illustrations to accompany each story, by acclaimed graphic artist Jaime Hernandez.

The deluxe slipcase edition will be available from October 31, but Entertainment Weekly has released three of the images in advance.

We’ve matched the illustrations with Díaz’s descriptions.

Yunior’s women, illustrated

Nilda, one of Yunior's first loves. 'She was Dominican, from here, and had super-long hair, like those Pentecostal girls, and a chest you wouldn't believe - I'm talking world-class.'

Nilda, one of Yunior's first loves. 'She was Dominican, from here, and had super-long hair, like those Pentecostal girls, and a chest you wouldn't believe - I'm talking world-class.'

Magda, in the opening story. 'She's a Bergeline original: short with a big mouth and big hips and dark curly hair you could lose a hand in.'

Magda, in the opening story. 'She's a Bergeline original: short with a big mouth and big hips and dark curly hair you could lose a hand in.'

Flaca, the white girl Yunior held at arm's length. 'You were whitetrash from outside of Paterson and it showed in your no-fashion-sense and you'd dated niggers a lot.'

Flaca, the white girl Yunior held at arm's length. 'You were whitetrash from outside of Paterson and it showed in your no-fashion-sense and you'd dated niggers a lot.'

Junot Díaz at the Wheeler Centre

Junot Díaz popped into the Wheeler Centre while he was in town, and we had an exclusive video chat. We’ll publish it in full soon, but in the meantime, here’s a sneak peek - revealing his thoughts on the ‘cruel distraction’ that is Australia’s immigration policy.

Junot Díaz on the 'Cruel Distraction' of Migration Policy

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