Two nights of Junot Diaz: Sept. 23 and 24

September 19, 2013

The Texas Institute for Literary & Textual Studies (TILTS) welcomes Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Díaz to UT Austin. Featuring prose that is “irresistible” and “exhilarating,” Díaz’s fiction is at the forefront of contemporary narratives of this kind. His work illuminates the identities, relationships, and ambitions of the Dominican and Dominican American characters at the center of his stories.


Public Reading – Free & Open to the Public
Monday, 9/23 – 7pm, EAS Auditorium, Blanton Museum of Art

Díaz will read a selection from his critically acclaimed texts with a Q&A session to follow. A reception will be held on the mezzanine after the reading. Seating is limited so please arrive early.
Discussion with UT Students & Faculty – Tickets Required
Tuesday, 9/24 – 11am, Prothro Theater, Harry Ransom Center

Díaz will meet for an informal discussion with UT students and faculty on Tuesday. Tickets are required and can be picked up for free, with a UT ID, from the English department office – details below. Each individual is entitled to one ticket with their own UT ID – tickets must be picked up in-person and cannot be picked up on behalf of others.

Tickets Available in CAL 226 from 2-5pm:

Thursday, Sept. 19
Friday, Sept. 20
Monday, Sept. 23

The 2013-2014 edition of TILTS, “Reading Race in Literature & Film,” brings together scholars, artists, filmmakers, and writers for conversations about the ways that we experience race and ethnicity. TILTS is an annual, multidisciplinary initiative that showcases dynamic scholarship in literary and textual based studies.

Office of the President, the Vice-Provost, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Department of English of The University of Texas at Austin.

The John L. Warfield Center for African & African American Studies, the Center for Mexican American Studies, the Harry Ransom Center, and the LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collection.

TILTS Directors
Dr. James Cox (
Dr. Domino Perez (
Dr. Jennifer Wilks (

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