Breakfast Keynote: Junot Díaz

    Wednesday, January 24, 2018 -
    7:45am to 9:00am
    Ballroom A&B

    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. A graduate of Rutgers University, Díaz is currently the fiction editor at Boston Review and the Rudge, and is the Nancy Allen Professor of Writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His new picture book, Islandborn, will be published in March 2018 by Penguin Young Readers.

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