A reading by Junot Díaz, whose debut fiction collection, Drown, was one of the most acclaimed books of 1996. The Village Voice described his fiction as "shifting gears from the sultry tropics to the New Jersey 'hood ... fluid texts of heartfelt, artful sociology," and The New York Times compared Díaz to Raymond Carver, writing that he "transfigures disorder and disorientation with a rigorous sense of form ... wringing the heart with finely calibrated restraint." He was awarded a Pushcart Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Award, the 2002 PEN/Malamud Prize and a grant from the NEA. His stories have appeared in the New Yorker, Harper's, the Paris Review and four editions of The Best American Stories. His novel, The Cheater's Guide to Love, is due out next year.
|Tue 3.1.05, 8:30 pm||$12||$6||free|
G - General Audience
M - REDCAT Members
ST - Students
CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff