12/26/2012 01:33 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

WATCH: Junot Díaz on Myths and Libraries

Junot Díaz, National Book Award finalist for This Is How You Lose Her and Pulitzer Prize-winner for The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, joins me on the last Moyers & Company of 2012 to discuss the evolution of the great American story and how straddling two different cultures affects his perspective. As we end the year, it's a strong peek into our cultural and literary future.

I'm happy to unwrap and share two early clips below:

First, Díaz cautions us about relying on "myths."

Here, Díaz describes how his first visit to a library astonished and inspired him.

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