Celebrated author Junot Díaz winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award, will present the 40th annual Marian McFadden Memorial Lecture on Thursday, March 2, 2017, at 7 p.m. at Central Library.

The event is free and open to the public with seating on a first-come, first served basis. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Preferred seating is available for Friends of the Library cardholders until 6:45 p.m. Books sales and signing will follow the lecture.

Junot Díaz

Junot Díaz

About Junot Díaz

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.

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