Discipline: Literature – fiction

Hernan Diaz

Discipline: Literature – fiction
Region: Brooklyn, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2019

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, Hernan Diaz has published stories and essays in Cabinet, The New York Times, The Kenyon Review, Playboy, Granta, The Paris Review, and elsewhere. His first novel, In the Distance, was the winner of the Saroyan International Prize, the Cabell Award, the Prix Page America, the New American Voices Award, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. It was also a Publishers Weekly Top 10 Book of the Year, one of Lit Hub’s Top 20 Books of the Decade, and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. In 2019 he was a recipient of the Whiting Award. He has received fellowships from the New York Public Library’s Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, Yaddo, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and the Ingmar Bergman Estate. He is also the author of Borges, between History and Eternity and edits an academic journal at Columbia University.

At MacDowell, he worked on his second novel, Trust, which won the 2023 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Made at MacDowell

Fellow Works Supported by MacDowell

Trust (Novel)



Hernan Diaz worked in the Mixter studio.

Built in 1927–1930, the Florence Kilpatrick Mixter Studio was funded by its namesake and designed by the architect F. Winsor, Jr., who also designed MacDowell's original Savidge Library in 1925. Mixter Studio, solidly built of yellow and grey-hued granite, once had sweeping views of Pack Monadnock to the east. The lush forest has now grown…

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