Competition: US & Canada
Hernan Diaz is the author of two novels translated into more than twenty languages. His first novel, In the Distance, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award, and 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 20 Best Novels of the Decade.
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. His work has appeared in The Paris Review, Granta, Playboy, The Yale Review, McSweeney’s, and elsewhere. He holds a PhD from NYU, edits an academic journal at Columbia University, and is also the author of Borges, between History and Eternity. His second novel, Trust, to be released in May 2022, has been named a most anticipated book by The New York Times, Lit Hub, Oprah Daily, New York Magazine, Esquire, and Vogue, among others. He lives in Brooklyn.