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.

| More
Tags

Comments are closed.

07/21/16 Holy Cross Professors Discuss Economic Uncertainty in the Wake of Brexit
07/19/16 Message from President Regarding Recent Events
07/18/16 Holy Cross Professor Helps Demystify How America Views Medicated Children
07/15/16 Holy Cross Mathematics Professor is Named Executive Director of the American Mathematical Society
See All
See All
Featured Videos

See video
Video: Total Giving to Holy Cross Breaks Record With $46.7 Million Raised

Watch Video >
See video
Video: Spring Blooms on Holy Cross Campus

Watch Video >
See video
Video: Class of 2016 Shares What’s Next

Watch Video >
See video
‘Major in Anything…Succeed in Business’

Watch Video >
See video
Photo Gallery, Video: Obama Advisor Broderick Johnson ’78 Speaks on ‘My Brother’s Keeper,’ Other White House Initiatives

Watch Video >
See video
Crusaders Win Patriot League Championship

Watch Video >
See video
Men’s Basketball Knocks Off Bucknell In Double Overtime Thriller

Watch Video >
See video
New Webcams Provide Live Video Stream of Campus, Contemplative Center

Watch Video >
See video
Photo Gallery: Contemplative Center Architectural Concepts Come to Fruition

Watch Video >
See video
Video: Winter on the Hill Is All About Making Memories

Watch Video >
More What’s Happening on Campus

Family Wee

nd 2016

See More >
Family Wee

nd 2016

See More >
Family Wee

nd 2016

See More >
Holy Cross

nstallation Opening and Artist Recept

See More >
More Holy Cross in the News

07/18/16

Holy Cross Professor Helps Demystify How America Views Medicated Children

Pacific Standard | The Week

  The Pacific Standard picked the brain of Ara Francis, assistant professor of sociology at the College of the Holy Cross, to myth-bust the way America understands...

07/11/16

Holy Cross Alumna Making Headlines for her Fight Against Tobacco

Forbes | Yahoo! Finance | Christian Science Monitor |Drug Store News

For Eileen Howard Boone ’86, “the social responsibility part of corporate leadership started as a side job and blossomed into an entire career,” according to a recent...

07/08/16

Holy Cross Ranks No. 25 Among Liberal Arts Colleges on Forbes’ List of America’s Top Colleges

College receives an ‘A+’ for Fiscal Soundness

The College of the Holy Cross ranked No. 25 among liberal arts colleges, No. 42 among private colleges and No. 51 overall in a group of more than 650 public and private...