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Junot Díaz in Conversation

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September 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Garrison Theater
Scripps College 231 E. 10th Street
Claremont, CA 91711 United States


“Junot Díaz has one of the most distinctive and magnetic voices in contemporary fiction: limber, streetwise, caffeinated and wonderfully eclectic.” —The New York Times

Junot Díaz’s fiction is probing and funny. It’s also situated at the often challenging and always complex center of first-generation American experience. Díaz, Dominican Republican–born and New Jersey–bred, has a knack for capturing the messy, maudlin, and majestic dramas of finding one’s way in a brand-new world. The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and This Is How You Lose Her visits Scripps to reflect on, among other things, the ways that literature and politics intersect.

This program is presented in partnership with the Scripps College Humanities Institute and sponsored by the Alexa Fullerton Hampton ’42 Fund.