This is How You Lose Her: In Conversation with Junot Diaz
Exhibition - Reading Series
Hong Kong International Literary Festival
- Sat 01-11-2014 6:30 PM - 1 h 30 m
The Jockey Club Studio Theatre
Junot Díaz won the Pulitzer Prize for his first novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, but he may be better known for his volumes of short stories. Díaz returns to Hong Kong to discuss his latest book, This is How You Lose Her, a collection of short stories that was both an international bestseller and praised as one of the best books of the year by dozens of publications. The New York Times said, “In the new book, as previously, Díaz is almost too good for his own good. His prose style is so irresistible, so sheerly entertaining, it risks blinding readers to its larger offerings.” Join this session and be dazzled.
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; 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.
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