Pulitzer Prize Winner Junot Diaz to Give Reading as Part of the Working Writers Series

November 15th, 2013 by 

Junot Diaz, an award-winning Dominican-American creative writer, will give a reading as part of the Working Writers Series on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Rehm Library at the College of the Holy Cross. The event, sponsored by the College’s Creative Writing Program and W.H. Jenks Chair of Contemporary American Letters, is free and open to the public.

Diaz was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New Jersey. He is the author of the critically acclaimed “Drown” (Riverhead Trade, 1997); “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” (Riverhead Trade, 2008), which won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award; and “This Is How You Lose Her” (Riverhead Trade, 2013), a New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist. He has been the recipient of the MacArthur Genius Fellowship, the PEN/Malamud Award, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the PEN/O. Henry Award.

Diaz currently teaches creative writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as the Rudge and Nancy Allen Professor of Writing and is the fiction editor for Boston Review. Diaz remains an advocate for the Dominican youth and plays a critical role in immigration policy.

For additional information, please contact Bridget Cass at 508-793-2419.

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