Junot Díaz steps down as Pulitzer prize chairman amid misconduct allegations

The Pulitzer board says it will launch a review of allegations made against the author

The Pulitzer prize board has said it will launch an independent review of the misconduct allegations against Junot Díaz, and that the author will relinquish the role of chairman of the board.

The board said in a statement on Thursday that Díaz, a Pulitzer prize-winning author and creative writing professor, had asked to relinquish the chairman role, to which he was elected in April on the basis of seniority.

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