BABEL Tickets: Junot Díaz (04.20.2018)


Single event tickets are good for one BABEL event 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.

To purchase tickets for groups of 8 or more people, please call (716) 832-5400.

Tickets purchased online less than 7 days from the event will automatically be held at “Will Call.”

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You can also purchase single BABEL event tickets:

  • By phone at (716) 832-5400
  • In person at Just Buffalo Literary Center, 468 Washington Street, 2nd floor
  • At the door of each event, Kleinhans Music Hall, beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Junot Díaz (04.20.2018)

JUNOT DÍAZ, MacArthur “genius,” was born in the Dominican Republic and 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)