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Junot Díaz Presentation and Reading at MIT

 



27 Sept 2012 — The Pultizer Prize-winning author and MIT Professor of Writing spoke to a standing-room-only audience at the Stata Center, taking many questions and reading from his new book This is How You Lose Her.  

The following week Díaz won a 2012 MacArthur Fellowship, which carries an unrestricted prize of $500,000. The MacArthur Foundation cited Díaz for his stories that use “raw, vernacular dialogue and spare, unsentimental prose to draw readers into the various and distinct worlds that immigrants must straddle."

 

Award Story at MIT News

Book Review at the New York Times 

Interviews: MIT | NYT