Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Junot Diaz Speaks at Butler University

A presentation by author Junot Diaz (pictured) is set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday (11 February) as part of the spring 2010 Vivian S. Delbrook Visiting Writers Series. It will be held in the Reilly Room of Atherton Union on the Butler campus in Indianapolis.

Diaz, who was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, is the author of Drown (1996) and The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (2007), which won the John Sargent Sr. First Novel Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and the 2008 Pulitzer Prize. His fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, African Voices, Best American Short Stories (1996, 1997, 1999, 2000), in Pushcart Prize XXII and in The O'Henry Prize Stories 2009. For more information, call 317:940-9861.


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