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The Deep Read: A Conversation with Hernan Diaz

May 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm  |  Quarry Amphitheater


Join us for a public conversation with author Hernan Diaz. He’ll discuss his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Trust with Deep Read Faculty Lead, Associate Professor of Literature Zac Zimmer. We’ll consider how the technologies of finance and fiction overlap in this novel about capitalism and its social, cultural, and political power in the United States.

Hernan Diaz
Hernan Diaz is the award-winning author of In the Distance, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award, and Trust, which was longlisted for the 2022 Booker Prize and one of the winners of the 2023 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

Associate Professor Zac Zimmer
Zac Zimmer is an interdisciplinary scholar of literature, culture, and technology in the hemispheric Americas and serves as a faculty lead for this year’s Deep Read. 


About the Deep Read

The Deep Read is an annual program of The Humanities Institute at UC Santa Cruz. Now in its fifth year, we invite curious minds to think deeply about books and the most pressing issues of our contemporary moment.


May 19
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm