Author Reading: Junot Díaz
Mon, April 9th, 2018
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Junot Díaz was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New Jersey. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Drown; The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award; and This Is How You Lose Her, a New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist. He is the recipient of a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, PEN/Malamud Award, Dayton Literary Peace Prize, Guggenheim Fellowship, and PEN/O. Henry Award. A graduate of Rutgers College, Díaz is currently the fiction editor at Boston Review and the Rudge and Nancy Allen Professor of Writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The reading will be followed by an audience Q&A and a book signing in the MainStage lobby.
This event is sponsored by the Department of English, the 1960s Scholar Fund, Africana Studies, American Studies, Latina/o Studies, the Oakley Center for the Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Lecture Committee.