Jaquira Diaz

Jaquira Díaz

Jaquira Díaz is the recipient of two Pushcart Prizes, an Elizabeth George Foundation Grant, and fellowships from the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing and the MacDowell Colony. Her work appears in The Best American Essays 2016, Rolling Stone, and Brevity, among other publications. She is a 2016-18 Kenyon Review Fellow.

Mar/Apr 2020

The Unexpected

By Jaquira Díaz

The morning after Britain’s general election, as Boris Johnson is elected prime minister, I work at an antique schoolhouse desk in a Victorian house in the Midlands. At the old […]

Mar/Apr 2020

[Introduction]

By Jaquira Díaz

The morning after Britain’s general election, as Boris Johnson is elected prime minister, I work at an antique schoolhouse desk in a Victorian house in the Midlands. At the old […]

Nov/Dec 2015

Ordinary Girls

By Jaquira Díaz

We started talking about dying long before the first woman jumped. What our parents would do once we were gone. What Mr. Nuñez, the assistant principal at Nautilus Middle School, […]

Winter 2014

Ghosts

By Jaquira Díaz

Three weeks before we pull the body from the river, I find Kofi waiting for me behind our camp. I spot him as I hike through the palms toward the […]