Hernan Diaz reads from his work as part of his time at UVA as a Rea Visiting Writer.
A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for fiction and the PEN/Faulkner Award, Hernan Diaz is the author of two novels translated into more than twenty languages. He has published stories and essays in The Paris Review, Granta, Playboy, The Yale Review, McSweeney’s, and elsewhere. His first novel, In the Distance, was the winner of the Saroyan International Prize, the Cabell Award, the Prix Page America, and the New American Voices Award, among other distinctions. It was also a Publishers Weekly Top 10 Book of the Year and one of Lit Hub’s Top 20 Books of the Decade. His second novel, Trust, will be released by Riverhead in May 2022.
He is the recipient of a Whiting Award and fellowships from the New York Public Library’s Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, MacDowell, Yaddo, and the Ingmar Bergman Estate.
He holds a PhD from New York University, edits an academic journal at Columbia University, and is also the author of Borges, between History and Eternity.
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