Junot Diaz's 'This Is How You Lose Her' Gets Illustrated

10/25/2013 02:38 pm ET

Junot Díaz is teaming up with award-winning graphic novelist Jaime Hernandez to release a deluxe illustrated version of his best-selling short story collection “This Is How You Lose Her.” The release is set to hit bookstores on October 31 and will feature full-page illustrations.

“Honestly, I am over-the-moon giddy,” Diaz told Comic Riffs this week. “I’ve got to tell you, I have never been the kind of person who [marvels] at his own work. I’m never over-the-top happy [about it]. I don’t even have parties … or go out for drinks with friends [when a new book of mine comes out].

Hernandez is known, along with his brothers Gilbert and Mario, as the co-creator of the long-running independent comic “Love and Rockets,” which follows a group of Latina teenagers in the California punk scene.

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