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Pulitzer-Prize Winning Author Highlights Hispanic Heritage Month

junot-diazJunot Díaz, who won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, will speak at Middlesex County College on Friday, Oct. 14 at 6 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Admission is free but reservations are required. Click here to RSVP.

“We are thrilled that Junot Diaz will be here as a keynote speaker during our celebration of Hispanic Heritage,” said Marla Brinson, dean of student affairs. “This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to hear from such a critically acclaimed author.”

Mr. Díaz is the author of “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao,” which won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award; “Drown”; and “This Is How You Lose Her,” a New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist.

He was also awarded a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, PEN/Malamud Award, Dayton Literary Peace Prize, Guggenheim Fellowship, and PEN/O. Henry Award. A graduate of Rutgers, Mr. Díaz is currently the fiction editor at “Boston Review” and the Rudge and Nancy Allen Professor of Writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New Jersey.

Mr. Díaz will discuss his career as an award-winning author and advocate of social justice.