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)More Info