George to discuss Junot Diaz’s book, “The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao”

Erika_George_yptriiProfessor Erika George will discuss Junot Diaz’s Pulitzer Prize Winning novel, “The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao,” at an April 28, 2016 event at Sam Weller Book Works. The Pulitzer Literature Party is presented by The Salt Lake Tribune and Weller Book Works.

At 7 p.m., The Tribune’s Jennifer Napier-Pearce will introduce notable readers who will share why they love their favorite Pulitzer novels. Catherine Weller, co-owner of Weller Book Works, will introduce us to this year’s fiction winner, “The Sympathizer: A Novel,” by Viet Thanh Nguyen. We’ll also award one of our guests an ultimate “reading kit.”

Afterward, you’re invited to head upstairs for custom literary cocktails at Desert Edge Brewery. (You’ll need to be 21 to purchase them, but all are welcome to join the restaurant conversation.) 

This event is part of The Tribune’s year-long celebration of the centennial, supported by a Pulitzer Prizes Centennial Campfires Initiative grant to Utah Humanities, The Tribune, Utah Public Radio and KCPW.

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