PUBLIC READING BY PULITZER-PRIZE WINNING AUTHOR JUNOT DÍAZ
Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
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.
Organized by American Studies and Latino Studies.
Co-hosted by African American and African Diaspora Studies, Asian American Studies, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, College of Arts & Sciences, College Arts and Humanities Institute, Office of Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Afairs, English, Institute for Advanced Studies, Multidisciplinary Ventures & Seminars Fund, and Spanish and Portuguese.
Photo of Díaz © Nina Shubin.