Junot Diaz, winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for his novel “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao,” will be speaking tonight at 8pm at the Buenos Aires International Book Fair. Invited by the US Embassy, Diaz will speak about the American immigrant experience at La Rural in the Julio Cortazar Room. He is one of America’s most celebrated authors, with past work appearing in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Time Out, Glimmer Train, Story, African Voices, Best American Fiction `96 (ed. John Edgar Wideman); Best American Fiction `97 (ed. Annie Proulx); Best American Fiction `99 (ed. Amy Tan); Best American Fiction `00 (ed. E.L. Doctorow); and was included in the ‘20 Writers for the 21st Century’ issue of The New Yorker (June ‘99) and The O.Henry Prize Stories anthology, 2009.
From Santo Domingo to New York: The American Immigrant Experience.
May 2 – 8:00 pm
Ocre Pavillion – Room Julio Cortázar
Via: The Argentine Post