'A Brief Wondrous Evening with Junot Diaz' - Sept. 10
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author comes to Elon's McCrary Theatre for a program sponsored by the Liberal Arts Forum.
Tuesday, September 10
A Brief Wondrous Evening with Junot Díaz
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.
The MacArthur Fellow and Pulitzer Prize-winning author visits Elon University this month to read from his acclaimed works and discuss prominent themes of art, love, family, the realities of Caribbean diaspora, American assimilation and lives lived between cultures.
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.
Sponsored by the Liberal Arts Forum