Presentation: Junot Díaz: A Conversation with the Author
||3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
||Join us for a special presentation with author Junot Díaz. 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. He is the cofounder of Voices of Our Nation Workshop.
||Department of Spanish and Portuguese, American Studies, Chicano/a studies, Dean of Students Office, El Centro de la Raza, English Department, Honors College, Latin American & Iberian Institute, Office of the Provost, Spanish & Portuguese Graduate Student Association, Student Organization for Latin American Studies, UL Indigenous Nations Library Program, and UL Inter-American Studies
||This event is free and open to the public. No tickets are required. For reference, see the event flyer.