Junot Díaz to speak on 'Immigration and Storytelling in the Age of Trump' April 22
Pulitzer Prize-winner Junot Díaz will deliver a talk, 'Immigration and Storytelling in the Age of Trump,' on Friday, April 22, at 3:30 p.m. in the 1941 Room of the College Center at Crozier-Williams. The talk is free and open to the public, and a reception will follow the talk.
Díaz 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 (MIT). He is the cofounder of Voices of Our Nation Workshop.
The event is co-sponsored by the Connecticut College Departments of History, English and Hispanic Studies, the Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity, the Office of the President, LGBTQ Resource Center, and the Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts (CISLA).