Dominican-American Junot Diaz, who writes of immigrants' struggles through personal experience and alluring prose, will share his gift for words on Tuesday, Dec. 10, as part of The Cabin's 2013-2014 Reading and Conversations, where he will discuss his experience as a writer, read passages from his works, explain his struggles with the creative process and open the floor to Q&A with the audience (so make sure you read all his books and come prepared to dazzle him with questions). Diaz is a 2008 Pulitzer Prize-winning author, a 2012 MacArthur Fellowship recipient and is praised as one of the most compelling voices and writers of the 21st century. He teaches creative writing at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is the fiction editor for the Boston Review and serves on the board of advisers for Freedom University, a volunteer organization that supports immigration reform and defends the rights of undocumented immigrants seeking American citizenship.
Diaz describes his own writing style as "sort of like describing a kiss versus having a kiss. To read the book is to have it." Diaz will sign books at a meet-and-greet after his reading.