Junot Diaz presents last fall program in BU series

Date:  October 31, 2006

BLOOMSBURG— Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s Big Dog Reading Series for fall 2006 will conclude with an author whose work has appeared in The New Yorker. Junot Diaz, the author of “Drown,” will read from his works Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. in Carver Hall, Gross Auditorium. The program is free and open to the public.

In addition to The New Yorker, Diaz’s short fiction has appeared in “African Voices,” “Best American Short Stories” and “Pushcart Prize XXII.” Diaz, now an associate professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has won several awards, including the 2002 Pen/Malamud Award and a fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard. 

Funding for this year’s program comes from the BU English Department, College of Liberal Arts and the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Chancellor’s Office. 

For more information regarding the program, contact English faculty members Jerry Wemple at (570) 389-4881 or Claire Lawrence at (570) 389-4658.


Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Professional Studies, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.