Columbia University in the City of New York

Jan 17, 20244:00 pm
Interdisciplinary Conversation

Introducing Hernan Diaz | Alan Kanzer Writer-in-Residence

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Hernan Diaz, 2024 Alan Kanzer Writer-in-Residence

January 17th, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm at the Jerome L. Greene Science Center (9th floor lecture hall)


The Mortimer B. Zuckerman Institute invites you to a special discussion featuring the 2024 Alan Kanzer Writer-in-Residence, Hernan Diaz. The discussion will be moderated by Daphna Shohamy and will be followed by a reception. This event is open to everyone at Columbia.


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. 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. It was also a Publishers Weekly Top 10 Book of the Year and one of Lit Hub’s 20 Best Novels of the Decade. He edits an academic journal at Columbia University and is also the author of Borges, between History and Eternity.


Wednesday, January 17, 2024

4:00 - 5:00 pm

Reception to follow

This event is open to Columbia University and CU affiliates


Diaz's residency is hosted by Daphna Shohamy, Kavli Professor of Brain Science; Director and CEO of Columbia's Zuckerman Institute; Codirector of Columbia's Kavli Institute for Brain Science.


This program is made possible with the generous support of Alan Kanzer. Columbia University’s School of the Arts and Zuckerman Institute are grateful to Mr. Kanzer for his generosity and commitment to fostering interactions between the arts and neuroscience.

Venue: the Jerome L. Greene Science Center
Zuckerman Institute Greene Science Center 3227 Broadway New York, NY 10027

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