Author Junot Diaz appears at Skylight Books on Friday September 19th at 7:30 PM for a reading and signing of THIS IS HOW YOU LOSE HER.
NOTE: As with all Skylight Books events, this reading is free and open to the public (first come, first served). But, because we’re expecting a large crowd at this event, we’ll be giving out numbered tickets to the signing line to keep things organized. To get a ticket to the signing line, you must purchase a copy of any Junot Diaz book here at Skylight Books once tickets become available. The tickets will be available starting Friday, September 5, two weeks before the event. They will be available in-store, or you can order on our website and leave a note in the “Order Comments” field. We will also hold a ticket for you if you order and pay for a book over the phone. Each ticket holder may get a total of four books signed at the event. Thank you for your cooperation!
Junot Díaz’s first book, Drown, established him as a major new writer with “the dispassionate eye of a journalist and the tongue of a poet” (Newsweek). His first novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, was a literary sensation, topping best-of-the-year lists and winning a host of major awards, including the Pulitzer Prize. Now Díaz turns his remarkable talent to the haunting, impossible power of love—obsessive love, illicit love, fading love, maternal love.
This Is How You Lose Her (Riverhead) is one of the most celebrated books of last year. In prose that is endlessly energetic, inventive, tender, and funny, Díaz’s stories lay bare the infinite longing and inevitable weakness of the human heart. They remind us that passion always triumphs over experience, and that “the half-life of love is forever.”
At the heart of these stories is the irrepressible, irresistible Yunior, a young hardhead whose longing for love is equaled only by his recklessness—and by the extraordinary women he loves and loses: artistic Alma; the aging Miss Lora; Magdalena, who thinks all Dominican men are cheaters; and the love of his life, whose heartbreak ultimately becomes his own.
Junot Diaz was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New Jersey. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Drown; The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award; and This Is How You Lose Her, a New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist. He is the recipient of a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, PEN/Malamud Award, Dayton Literary Peace Prize, Guggenheim Fellowship, and PEN/O. Henry Award. A graduate of Rutgers College, Diaz is currently the fiction editor at Boston Review and the Rudge and Nancy Allen Professor of Writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
1818 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Junot Diaz, author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and most recently This Is How You Lose Her, appears at The Jean Cocteau for a reading and signing on Monday April 21st, 2014 at 7:00 pm!
A few Facts about his interviewers:Doctor Shanté Paradigm Smalls – A scholar and artist who works at the intersection of popular culture and critical theory. She is a professor at University of New Mexico in American Studies. Santiago Vaquera-Vásquez – An unrepentant border crosser, ex-dj, writer, painter, and academic. He is a professor at the University of New Mexico in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.
$5 for patrons purchasing paperbacks and $10 for patrons without purchase of book
Díaz turns his remarkable talent to the haunting, impossible power of love – obsessive love, illicit love,
fading love, maternal love. In prose that is endlessly energetic, inventive, tender, and funny, the stories in
This Is How You Lose Her lay bare the infinite longing and inevitable weakness of the human heart.
They remind us that passion always triumphs over experience, and that “the half-life of love is forever.
Jean Cocteau Cinema
418 Montezuma Ave Santa Fe NM 87501
Pulitzer-Prize winner Junot Diaz appears at the Coolidge Corner Theatre on Wednesday, September 19th at 6:00pm! Book signing follows.
Tickets $5.00; order via Brookline Booksmith SOLD OUT
The Pulitzer-Prize winning author of The Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao and Drown returns with this stunning collection of stories on love the way only Diaz can write them. Funny, painful, and tender, this book is a barroom brawl for hearts—the breakers and the broken. And it is just so very good.
Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446-2908