Presentation followed by Q & A. Takes place via Zoom on Thursday, February 24, 5 PM.
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Jaquira Díaz is a Pabst Endowed Chair for Master Writers.
Born in Puerto Rico and raised in Miami, Jaquira Díaz is the author of Ordinary Girls: A Memoir, winner of a Whiting Award, a Florida Book Awards Gold Medal, and a Lambda Literary Awards finalist. Ordinary Girls was an Indies Introduce Selection, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection, an Indie Next Pick, a Library Reads selection, and finalist for the B&N Discover Award. A fiction writer, essayist, journalist, and cultural critic, Díaz’s work has been published extensively, including in The Guardian, Time Magazine, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, The Best American Essays, Tin House, Longreads, Conde Nast Traveler, and is forthcoming in The Atlantic. She is the recipient of two Pushcart Prizes, an Elizabeth George Foundation grant, and fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Kenyon Review, and the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing. A former Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s MFA Program in Creative Writing, and Consulting Editor at the Kenyon Review, she splits her time between Montréal, Miami Beach, and the UK with her spouse, the writer Lars Horn. Her second book, I Am Deliberate: A Novel, is forthcoming from Algonquin Books.
Atlantic Center for the Arts was awarded a Presentation Grant by South Arts to support the engagement of Jaquira Díaz.