"Well I am here to tell you, you don’t know nothing."- Toni Morrison

"Ain’t that the truth"- Junot Diaz

Turning words into images: artwork inspired by Junot Diaz’s book, This Is How You Lose Her.

Diaz will join Toni Morrison in conversation on December 12 at LIVE at the NYPL. 

Buy tickets to Toni Morrison's return to the New York Public Library December 12 here, to attend her conversation with a huge fan, author Junot Diaz.

HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT: LIVE from the NYPL’s Fall 2013 Schedule, LIVE announces the new line-up featuring exciting authors, personalities and speakers. You won’t want to miss it

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Margaret Atwood | Carl Hiaasen (Tuesday September 17) here

Adam Fitzgerald, John Ashbery, Timothy Donnelly (Thursday, September 19) here

Jesmyn Ward (Monday, September 30) here

Jaron Lanier (Thursday, October 10) here

The Moth [featuring George Dawes Green, Andrew Solomon, Catherine Burns and more] (Tuesday, October 15) here

Warren Buffett, Howard G. Buffett, Howard W. Buffett (Wednesday, October 23) here

Lorrie Moore: Watching Television (Friday, October 25) here

Nico Muhly and Ira Glass [Co-Presented by The Metropolitan Opera] (Tuesday, October 29) here

Alice Waters and Kermit Lynch (Monday, November 18) here

Michael Connelly (Wednesday, December 4) here

Ann Patchett and Elizabeth Gilbert (Tuesday, December 10) here

Toni Morrison and Junot Díaz (Thursday, December 12) here

UPDATED April LIVE from the NYPL Schedule
Make sure to purchase your tickets before it’s too late, don’t miss out!

WILLIAM GIBSON
FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2013, 7 P.M.

William Gibson is the author of ten books, including, most recently, the New York Times-bestselling trilogy Zero History, Spook Country and Pattern Recognition. Gibson’s 1984 debut novel, Neuromancer, was the first novel to win the three top science fiction prizes—the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, and the Philip K. Dick Memorial Award. Gibson is credited with coining the term “cyberspace” in his short story “Burning Chrome,” and with popularizing the concept of the Internet while it was still largely unknown. He is also a co-author of the novel The Difference Engine, written with Bruce Sterling.

The Costs of Assimilation: André Aciman & Nicole Krauss
MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2013, 7 P.M.

What are the costs of assimilation into American society? And what happens when we become someone other than the person we thought we would be? In his new novel, Harvard Square, André Aciman explores these and other questions in a tale of friendship between a Jewish student and an Arab cab driver, set amid the bars and cafés of late 1970s Cambridge. Aciman is joined in conversation by novelist Nicole Krauss, author of The History of Love  to talk about themes that haunt them both: identity, exile, fiction, and memory.

JUNOT DÍAZ
TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2013, 7 P.M.

2012 MacArthur Fellow and Pulitzer Prize-winner Junot Díaz joins Paul Holdengräber onstage to discuss multiculturalism, family, love, and the immigrant experience - prominent themes in the author’s works. Díaz’s first book, the short story collection Drown, established him as a writer with “the dispassionate eye of a journalist and the tongue of a poet” (Newsweek). His first novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, established him as a bestseller and earned critical acclaim; Wao was named #1 Fiction Book of the Year” by Time magazine and spent more than 100 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. In his new book, This Is How You Lose Her, Díaz again offers a collection of short stories, all deeply concerned with love – obsessive love, illicit love, fading love, maternal love.

April LIVE from the NYPL Schedule
Make sure to purchase your tickets before it’s too late, don’t miss out!

Nathaniel Rich in Conversation with Slavoj Žižek: Worst-Case Scenarios
MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2013, 7 P.M.

Philosopher Slavoj Žižek joins Nathaniel Rich for an exploration of worst-case scenarios, a subject at the heart of Rich’s new novel Odds Against Tomorrow.

WILLIAM GIBSON
FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2013, 7 P.M.

William Gibson is the author of ten books, including, most recently, the New York Times-bestselling trilogy Zero History, Spook Country and Pattern Recognition. Gibson’s 1984 debut novel, Neuromancer, was the first novel to win the three top science fiction prizes—the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, and the Philip K. Dick Memorial Award. Gibson is credited with coining the term “cyberspace” in his short story “Burning Chrome,” and with popularizing the concept of the Internet while it was still largely unknown. He is also a co-author of the novel The Difference Engine, written with Bruce Sterling.

The Costs of Assimilation: André Aciman & Nicole Krauss
MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2013, 7 P.M.

What are the costs of assimilation into American society? And what happens when we become someone other than the person we thought we would be? In his new novel, Harvard Square, André Aciman explores these and other questions in a tale of friendship between a Jewish student and an Arab cab driver, set amid the bars and cafés of late 1970s Cambridge. Aciman is joined in conversation by novelist Nicole Krauss, author of The History of Love  to talk about themes that haunt them both: identity, exile, fiction, and memory.

JUNOT DÍAZ
TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2013, 7 P.M.

2012 MacArthur Fellow and Pulitzer Prize-winner Junot Díaz joins Paul Holdengräber onstage to discuss multiculturalism, family, love, and the immigrant experience - prominent themes in the author’s works. Díaz’s first book, the short story collection Drown, established him as a writer with “the dispassionate eye of a journalist and the tongue of a poet” (Newsweek). His first novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, established him as a bestseller and earned critical acclaim; Wao was named #1 Fiction Book of the Year” by Time magazine and spent more than 100 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. In his new book, This Is How You Lose Her, Díaz again offers a collection of short stories, all deeply concerned with love – obsessive love, illicit love, fading love, maternal love.

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“This Is How You Lose Her,” by Junot Díaz

Borrow I Read

I saw Junot Díaz on Wednesday night at Symphony Space. He was interesting, both bold and reserved too, somehow like his stories. An actor read “The Cheater’s Guide to Love,” a story from this collection, and I was gripped throughout. 

MacArthur Fellow, Pulitzer Prize winner, and gifted storyteller Junot Díaz will be joining LIVE this April. Tickets here.

Apr. 30 LIVE guest Junot Diaz talks to Bill Moyers about how having access to libraries changed his life: "This is part of our civic resources. This belongs to all of us. You can do what you will, as long as you do no harm."