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Hernán Diaz


Argentina (b.1973)

Hernan Diaz is Managing Editor of Revista Hispánica Moderna and Associate Director of the Hispanic Institute at Columbia University, USA. Formerly he has been a professor at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and the State University of New York (Albany), USA.
 

Genres: Historical, Literary Fiction
 

Awards
PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book nominee (2018) : In the Distance
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2018) : In the Distance


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Same Same (2019)
Peter Mendelsund
"Most books aspire to imitate life; this one succeeds in imitating literature. A fractal abyss of copies copying copies, this brilliant and hilarious full-size replica of a novel exposes the limits of conventional narratives by miraculously transmuting repetition into difference and, ultimately, something unique."
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Reinhardt's Garden (2019)
Mark Haber
"Melancholy has never felt more euphoric."
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Nine Shiny Objects (2020)
Brian Castleberry
"The truly shining objects are the nine stories that make up this gripping, shapeshifting novel. A debut out of this world."
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Zorrie (2021)
Laird Hunt
"This is not a just book you are holding in your hands; it is a life. Laird Hunt gives us here the portrait of a woman painted with the finest brush imaginable, while also rendering great historical shifts with bold single strokes. A poignant, unforgettable novel, Zorrie is Hunt at his best."
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The Atmospherians (2021)
Alex McElroy
"Rarefied, unstable, charged. This is the constant atmosphere in Alex McElroy’s brilliantly bizarre novel. A sophisticated farce about alienation, The Atmospherians takes our absurd age seriously—which is to say it laughs, darkly, in its face."

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