Book of the Month – September 2023

Trust by Hernan Diaz

A literary puzzle about money, power, and intimacy, Hernan Diaz's Pulitzer Prize-winning Trust is a novel that challenges the myths shrouding wealth, and the fictions that often pass for history. 

Provocative and gleefully addictive, Diaz elegantly plays off narratives around a wealthy 1920s couple to spectacular effect. The result is a novel that spans an entire century and becomes more exhilarating with each new revelation.

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Further reading

Hernan Diaz: "If ever I find myself on the page, I view it as an immense failure", The Guardian 

Author Hernan Diaz on his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Trust, France 24  

About the author

Hernan Diaz is the author of Trust. His first novel, In the Distance, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award. A recipient of a Whiting Award and the winner of the William Saroyan International Prize, he has been a fellow at the New York Public Library’s Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers. His work has been translated into more than twenty languages.

About Hay Festival's Book of the Month

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