Edwidge Danticat and Junot Díaz

Voices from the Caribbean: A Dual Reading

April 10, 1997 (Thursday) at 8:00 p.m.
Recital Hall, Performing Arts Center
University at Albany, Uptown Campus

Afternoon Seminar at 4:00 p.m. in HU 354

EDWIDGE DANTICAT, a native of Haiti, is the author of the novel Breath, Eyes, Memory (1994) and the short story collection krik? krak! (1995), which was a National Book Award finalist.

"A distinctive new voice with a sensitive insight into Haitian culture. . .Danticat imbues it with color and magic." - Publishers Weekly

JUNOT DIAZ, Dominican-American writer, is the author of the short story collection Drown (1996), which is a nominee for the 1997 Quality Paperback "New Voices" Award. He was chosen by Newsweek as one of the ten "New Faces" of 1996.

"Junot Díaz is a major new writer. His words explode off the page and into the cannon of our literature and our hearts." - Walter Mosley

Cosponsored by Fuerza Latina and the Haitian Student Association