Junot Díaz at REDCAT
REDCAT: “Díaz’s standout fiction is electric with passionate observations and off-the-charts emotional and social intelligence.” – Booklist
“Readers will remember why everyone wants to write like Díaz, bring him home, or both.” – Publishers Weekly
Co-presented with the CalArts Creative Writing Program
Junot Díaz, this year’s Katie Jacobson Writer in Residence at CalArts, writes dynamic fiction that includes the debut collection, Drown; The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 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. Díaz, the Nancy Allen Professor of Writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is also recognized for his activism and advocacy on behalf of immigrants and writers of color.