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Books: Paul Auster, Junot Diaz at the Herbst Theater

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[Photo of Paul Auster, left, by André Meunier; photo of Junot Diaz, right, by WBUR Boston.]

Normally I like to confine my recommendations to wallet-friendly events, but next week there are two events close together at the Herbst Theater that I can’t resist mentioning: Paul Auster in conversation with Michelle Richmond on Tuesday the 16th, and Junot Diaz in conversation with Paul Lancour on Thursday the 18th. Tickets are a pricey $20 for the hour-long live interview, but as far as I know, all proceeds go to benefit the 826 College Scholarship program. So when you spend that money, just think of the great kids you’ll be helping to send to college.

Listen to Paul Auster here, reading the first chapter of his latest novel, Man in the Dark, on the KQED Writers’ Block Podcast; and here’s an interesting 5-minute audio interview with Junot Diaz, done before he won the Pulitzer Prize for The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. (There’s lots of great audio over on the right-hand side of that page, too: don’t miss it!) Also you can check out my review of his novel here.

Posted by on September 8, 2008.

Categories: Books, Entertainment, Hayes Valley, Mission

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