Junot Diaz Visiting Artist Lecture at MassArt
March 27, 2013
LECTURER: Junot Diaz, Author, Editor, and Creative Writing Professor at MIT
WHEN: Wednesday, March 27th, 5:00 pm
WHERE: Tower Auditorium at Massachusetts College of Art & Design, 621 Huntington Avenue, Boston
* Presented as part of the annual Professor Marjorie Hellerstein Literary Reading and Lecture Series at MassArt
Junot 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.
The Professor Marjorie Hellerstein Literary Series honors and remembers Professor Hellerstein, a longtime MassArt Faculty member and Chair of the Critical Studies Department during the 1980’s.