Junot Diaz – inprinthouston

Junot Diaz – inprinthouston

September 24, 2012
7:30 pm
(doors open 6:45 pm)

Cullen Theater, Wortham Center
501 Texas Avenue

General admission tickets: $5. Learn more about tickets here.

Reading followed by an on-stage interview, book sale and signing. To submit questions for the author click here.



Pre-order books by the author through Brazos Bookstore for pickup at the event by clicking here . Books will be pre-signed whenever possible.

JUNOT DIAZ, born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New Jersey, “uses the contrast between his island homeland and life in New York City…as a fulcrum for his trenchant tales” (Booklist). When his debut story collection Drown was published in 1996, becoming a national bestseller, Walter Mosley called Junot Diaz “a major new writer. His world explodes off the page into the canon of our literature and our hearts.” More than a decade later, his debut novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao received the 2008 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and was named Time magazine’s #1 Fiction Book of 2007. The San Francisco Chronicle hailed it as “genius…a story of the American experience that is giddily glorious and hauntingly horrific,” and Entertainment Weekly described it as “terrific….High-energy…a joy to read, and every bit as exhilarating to reread.” According to New York Times reviewer Michiko Kakutani, the novel made Diaz “one of contemporary fiction’s most distinctive and irresistible new voices.” Diaz’ fiction has also appeared in The New Yorker, African Voices, Best American Short Stories (1996, 1997, 1999, 2000), and elsewhere. He teaches creative writing at MIT, is the fiction editor of the Boston Review, and in 2010 Diaz became the first Latino appointed to the 20 member Pulitzer Prize board of jurors. Diaz will be reading from his new story collection This Is How You Lose Her, coming out in September, which focuses on the devastating nature of love.

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