20 Apr BABEL: Junot Díaz
Kleinhans Symphony Hall
3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201
Date: Friday, April 20, 2018
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Patron VIP Reception: 7:00 p.m.
About the Author
Born in the Dominican Republic, Díaz immigrated to New Jersey when he was 6 years old. As a non-native speaker, Díaz mastered the English language as a young boy by reading—walking four miles, each way, to his public library to immerse himself in the world of books. Now a Professor of Writing at MIT, his novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao earned him a Pulitzer Prize, National Book Critics Circle Award, and was named TIME Magazine’s Best Book of the Year. More recently, critics named this bittersweet and laugh-out-loud funny portrait of a multigenerational family with its “mash-up of Dominican history, comics, sci-fi, [and] magic realism” “the best novel of the 21st century to date.”
(Photograph of Junot Díaz © Nina Subin)
About the Book
Buy 2017–2018 Season Tickets
Season Subscription tickets are good for all four of the BABEL events at Kleinhans for the 2017–2018 season. VIP Patron Tickets include preferred seating and access to a pre-event catered reception at Kleinhans, attended by the author of the evening. After each event, all ticket holders enjoy an interview-style Q&A moderated by Artistic Director Barbara Cole, and may have their books signed by the author.
- General Admission (Single): $110
- General Admission (Pair): $190
- General Admission (3+): $95 each
- VIP Patron (Single): $275
- VIP Patron (Pair): $495