University of Vermont

Hear Acclaimed Author Junot Diaz Read April 22 at UVM

New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Diaz will give a reading followed by a question and answer session Monday, April 22 at 5:30 p.m. in the Davis Center's Livak Ballroom.

Diaz, born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New Jersey, is the author of Drown (1997); the Pulitzer Prize winner The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (2007); and New York Times bestseller This Is How you Lose Her (2012). He is the recipient of a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship, PEN/Malamud Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, the John Sargent Sr. First Novel Prize, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and a Guggenheim Fellowship. 

A graduate of Rutgers College, Diaz is currently the fiction editor at Boston Review and is the Rudge and Nancy Allen Professor of Writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

Part of the Writers' Workshop series, this event, free and open to the public, is made possible with support from the University Program Board, the English Department, the James and Mary Brigham Buckham Fund and the Chief Diversity Office.