Hernan Diaz was born in Argentina and grew up in Argentina and Sweden. His first novel, In the Distance, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2018, and was the winner of the Saroyan International Prize, the Cabell Award, the Prix Page America, and the New American Voices Award. 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. He is the recipient of a 2019 Whiting Award.
Diaz has published stories and essays in Cabinet, The New York Times, The Kenyon Review, Playboy, Granta, The Paris Review, and elsewhere. He lives in New York, where he edits an academic journal at Columbia University.