Pulitzer Prize-winning author and MIT Creative Writing Professor Junot Díaz will be reading from his new book This is How You Lose Her, which O Magazine says “Exhibits the potent blend of literary eloquence and street cred that earned him a Pulizer Prize … Díaz’s prose is vulgar, brave, and poetic.” Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Díaz was raised in New Jersey. A graduate of Rutgers College, he is the author of Drown and The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao which won the John Sargent Sr. First Novel Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and the 2008 Pulitzer Prize. He is currently the fiction editor at the Boston Review and the Rudge (1948) and Nancy Allen professor at MIT. The reading will take place on September 27th, 2012, at 7:30pm in the MIT Stata Center (32-123); this event is free and open to the public, with a reception and book signing to follow.
Reading by Junot Díaz on Sept. 27
September 17, 2012