Arlington Reads 2013 Author Event: Junot Díaz Discussing “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao”–Central
|When:||Back to Calendar April 29, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm||Where:||Arlington Central Library Auditorium
1015 North Quincy Street
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See Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Junot Díaz
Admission is free, but seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Arlington Reads 2013 welcomes Junot Díaz, author of “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.” The book weaves shifting narration and a tragic family backstory with the longings of a fatherless, overweight teen transplanted in New Jersey with only science fiction as an escape.
Like his main character, Díaz emigrated from the Dominican Republic. A best-selling first novel, “Oscar Wao” won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2007. Time magazine called it the best novel of the year, “a massive, heaving, sparking tragicomedy.” Díaz is another 2012 MacArthur fellowship winner and a 2012 National Book Award finalist.
Books will be available for sale and signing at the conclusion.
Arlington Reads is made possible through the generous support of the Friends of the Arlington Public Library.
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