On Tuesday, April 22, 2014, Dominican-American author Junot Díaz will speak at the University of New Mexico, offering an opportunity for conversation with faculty and students. Díaz will present at 3:30 p.m. in UNM Woodward Hall. The event is free and open to the public; no registration required. For reference, see the event flyer.
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.
--Posted Monday, April 14, 2014.