November 3, 2016 | 7:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium
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. A recipient of a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship, among other awards, Díaz is a graduate of Rutgers College, and currently the fiction editor at Boston Review and the Rudge and Nancy Allen Professor of Writing at MIT.