Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author, Junot Díaz to Visit Montclair State, 9/30

Author of “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao" to do literary reading and book signing

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Junot Díaz

Multiple award-winning novelist, editor, and university professor, Junot Díaz will conduct a literary reading and book signing at Montclair State University on Thursday, September 30, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. The event, which will be held on the 7th floor of University Hall in the Conference Center, is free and open to all members of the University community as well as the public.

Díaz will read from his works, and be available to sign copies of his books. Light refreshments will be served and books will be available for sale.

Widely considered one of the best and most exciting writers of American fiction today, Díaz is the author of Drown and The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, as well as many other awards including the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize.

Díaz was born in the Dominican Republic and spent his early childhood there before immigrating to the United States and settling in New Jersey. He is currently a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the fiction editor for The Boston Review.

This event is sponsored by the Latin American and Latino Studies department and the Latin American Student Organization, with co-sponsorship support from Montclair State University's Office of the Provost, Office of the Dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Office of Education and Community Outreach, College of the Arts, Psychology Department, Anthropology Department, Center for Student Involvement, Department of Spanish and Italian, Equity and Diversity, Honors Program, New Student Experience, Office of Residential Education and Services, President's Commission on Affirmative Action and Diversity, Center for Non-Violence, Multicultural Psychology Scholars, History Department, the Latino/a Caucus, the Global Education Center, Sprague Library, and the Agenda for Education in a Democracy.

For further information about this event, please contact Milton Fuentes at fuentesm@mail.montclair.edu.