Hernán Diaz, winner of the 2018 VCU Cabell First Novelist Award for In the Distance, reads from his book. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The event will be followed by a public reception, book sale and signing.
The event is free and open to all, but please register. Registration opens soon. Parking is available for a fee in the West Broad Street, West Main Street and West Cary Street parking decks. For special accommodations, or to register offline, please call the VCU Libraries Events Office at (804) 828-0593.
1:00pm DISCOVERING AMERICA. The strange, twisted enigma of America has long fascinated writers, both foreign and local, while the questions of who we are and what we’ve become seem even more pertinent today. Join Croatian-born author Dubravka Ugresic (American Fictionary), Joseph O’Neil (Good Trouble), and Hernan Diaz (In the Distance) as they wrestle with the myths, mores, violence, and vulnerability of Americans in new works that glimmer with fresh insight and subversive wit. Moderated by Eric Banks.
Join us for a Sunday Social with Pulitzer Prize finalist Hernán Diaz, author of In the Distance, a Milkweed Books favorite title of 2017. Diaz will be engaged in conversation by his publisher and editor, Chris Fischbach of Coffee House Press, with Milkweed Books manager Hans Weyandt moderating the discussion. Read the New York Times profile of Diaz and In the Distance HERE. Read the Paris Review interview with Diaz HERE. LEARN MORE.
We’re delighted to welcome Hernan Diaz, whose debut novel In the Distance was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Following a young Swedish immigrant as he walks alone across America in search of his brother, this is a luminous novel about solitude, companionship and wonder.
‘In the Distance by Hernán Diaz, is a weird western about a lonely Swede traveling America’s frontier in the 1800s. It’s very good.’ The New York Times
Tuesday 19th June 2018 at 7:00pm | Downstairs at Daunt Books Marylebone
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Gabe Habash celebrates the paperback launch of his debut novel Stephen Florida, in conversation with 2018 Pulitzer Prize-finalist Hernan Diaz, author of In the Distance. Stephen Florida follows a college wrestler in his senior season, when every practice, every match, is a step closer to greatness and a step further from sanity. Profane, manic, and tipping into the uncanny, it’s a story of loneliness, obsession, and the drive to leave a mark. In Hernan Diaz’s In the Distance, a young Swedish boy, separated from his brother, becomes a man; the man, despite himself, becomes a legend and outlaw. Diaz defies the conventions of historical fiction and genre, offering a probing look at the stereotypes that populate our past and a portrait of radical foreignness. Join us for an exciting conversation about these two debut novels! Details here.
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Come and dine with us at Egg Restaurant, in Williamsburg. Tables of Content is a true literary-culinary salon, hosted by chef Evan Hanczor:
Tables of Contents reading, featuring Alexandra Kleeman (Intimations ), Hernan Diaz (In the Distance), and Alex Gilvarry (Eastman Was Here). We'll prepare snacks inspired by each of the authors' readings and have a closing conversation on food, literature, creativity and craft, and nostalgia/weird eating habits/tales of the trades.
Suggested donation $5, beer and wine available.