During his New York City book appearance in September at Barnes & Noble in Union Square, rumors circulated on Twitter that Junot Díaz caused a riot when not everyone could get in to see him read. Yes, Díaz, a 2008 Pulitzer winner for The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and MacArthur Fellowship recipient, is officially a rock-star scribe. Tonight, the Jersey native will be at BookCourt in Brooklyn to talk about his latest novel, This Is How You Lose Her, a finalist for the National Book Award. Given that this bookstore is a lot smaller than Barnes & Noble, you might want to get there early—like, yesterday.

Tue., Oct. 23, 7 p.m., 2012