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This is How You Win 

Wednesday, Sep 4 2013

Junot Díaz won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize for his 2008 novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and was a finalist for the National Book Award for his 2012 collection This Is How You Lose Her, released in paperback two weeks ago. In its citation, the selection panel stated that "Díaz has created an open, streetwise diction that combines high and low, Spanish and English, and erudition of cool ambivalence and heat: the resulting voice, as it delineates both heartbreak and comedy, is electrifying and unprecedented in American literature." Most of his work deals directly with the immigrant experience, though with fantastic elements of science fiction and a hint of the epic. Diaz, also of The New Yorker's top 20 under 40 and a MacArthur Fellow, will be in conversation with Sean San José, the dynamo director of Intersection for the Arts' resident theater company Campo Santo. Tickets include a copy of the book.

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