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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

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

Hernán Diaz recommends
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."
Reinhardt's Garden (2019)
Mark Haber
"Melancholy has never felt more euphoric."
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."
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."
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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