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Presidential Lecture: "An Evening with Junot Díaz"

Junot Díaz, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, will deliver the 2017 Stanford Presidential Lecture in the Humanities and Arts.

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.

He is the recipient of the Ella Baker Award from the Hurston/Wright Foundation, which recognizes writers for work that advances social justice. Díaz was also inducted into the American Academy of Arts & Letters in 2017.

The event is free and open to the public.



Wednesday, May 24, 2017. 06:00 PM


To be announced in the Spring Quarter


Stanford Humanities Center




Free and open to the public