Reading Trust feels like seeing a flower bloom: as it opens more and more, it grows in captivating brilliance, and, at its core, reveals a powerful mediation about power and the very nature of truth. The elegance of the style is transportive. Each section is written with vastly different, fully embodied voices and perceptions. With his second novel Diaz proves to be a master of subversion and humanism and one of my favorite writers.
Hernan Diaz's second novel Trust is an example of genuinely spectacular literature. Diaz has woven a story within a story within a story in this novel. Do yourself a favor: dive in and immerse yourself.
— Rachel Watkins
May 2022 Indie Next List
“Hernan Diaz does things I've never seen in a novel before. Trust ties up threads of money and art, family and history, lies and truth. Think historical fiction turned meta, with a beating heart and spectacular writing.”
— Mark Haber, Brazos Bookstore, Houston, TX
About the Author
Hernan Diaz is the Pulitzer Prize-winning and New York Times bestselling author of Trust. Translated into more than thirty languages, Trust also received the Kirkus Prize, was longlisted for the Booker Prize, and was named one of the 10 Best Books of the Year by The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, and Time magazine, and it was one of The New Yorker’s 12 Essential Reads of the Year and one of Barack Obama’s favorite books of the year. Trust is currently being developed as a limited series for HBO. Diaz’s previous novel, In the Distance, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award, and it won the William Saroyan International Prize. His work has appeared in The Paris Review, Granta, The Atlantic, Harper’s, McSweeney’s, and elsewhere. He has received the John Updike Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Award, and a fellowship from the New York Public Library’s Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers.