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Thursday, 23 April 2015

TONIGHT 7pm!: Junot Díaz in Conversation with Heather O'Neill


Blue Metropolis and Librairie Drawn & Quarterly present Junot Díaz in conversation with Heather O'Neill. Díaz will receive the Premio Metropolis Azul, an annual award given to a writer for a work of fiction exploring an aspect of Spanish language, history or culture. Join us at the Rialto Theatre this Tonight! Thursday, April 23rd. Doors at 6 p.m. and show at 7 p.m. Please note that the time printed on the tickets is incorrect.

Tickets will be available at Librairie Drawn & Quarterly (211 Bernard Ouest, 514-279-2224), The Rialto Theatre (5723 Avenue du Parc, 514-770-7773), and online at http://www.lavitrine.com/ (service charges may apply).

Junot Díaz is a Dominican born American writer and author of the Pulitzer Prize winning The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao as well as the critically acclaimed Drown and New York Times bestseller This is How You Lose Her. Currently he is the fiction editor at the Boston Review and the Rudge and Nancy Allen Professor of Writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Díaz has been a bestselling author at the Librairie for years now. The deluxe edition of This is How You Lose Her, illustrated by non other than legendary comics artist Jaime Hernandez, is, of course, a particular favourite here!

Photo credit: Julia C. Vona


Heather O'Neill is the author of The Girl Who Was Saturday Night, which was a finalist for the 2014 Scotiabank Giller Prize. Her first novel, Lullabies for Little Criminals, was winner of CBC’s Canada Reads and the Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction. It was also a finalist for the Governor General’s Award for Fiction and the Orange Prize. O’Neill is a regular contributor to CBC Books, CBC Radio, This American Life, The New York Times, The Gazette, and The Walrus, and will have a monthly column in The Globe and Mail starting January 2015. She was born in Montreal, where she currently lives.

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