Junot Díaz, New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner, will give the Alex Krieger ’95 Memorial Lecture on Wednesday, April 18 at 8:00pm in the Villard Room, Main Building. This event is free and open to the public.
Díaz was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New Jersey. He is the author of Drown; The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award; This Is How You Lose Her, a New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist; and Islandborn. He is the recipient of a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, PEN/Malamud Award, Dayton Literary Peace Prize, Guggenheim Fellowship, and PEN/O. Henry Award.
The Alex Krieger ’95 Memorial Lecture at Vassar College is given each spring in memory of Alex Krieger, who was killed in an automobile accident in the spring of his freshman year. In consultation with Alex’s family, Vassar has invited outstanding American writers as Krieger Lecturers over the last several years.
This event is sponsored by the Alex Krieger ’95 Memorial Fund.
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