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Pulitzer Prize winner Hernan Diaz on 'Trust.' The novel sits on a shelf. It's the color of money. A sky scraper in a glass case is on the cover.

Anna Bauman

Pulitzer Prize winner Hernan Diaz on 'Trust.' The novel sits on a shelf. It's the color of money. A sky scraper in a glass case is on the cover.

Anna Bauman

Pulitzer Prize winner Hernan Diaz on 'Trust'

Anna Bauman

   

The Pulitzer Prize in fiction was awarded this week to Hernan Diaz’s novel Trust, a Nerdette Book Club pick! Hernan shares the prize with Barbara Kingsolver for her novel Demon Copperhead.

Trust is a book within a book within a book. The story spans genres and decades, but centers around Andrew Bevel, one of the richest men in the world, who is known for making his fortune by manipulating the stock market, helping to bring on the crash of 1929.

Nerdette host Greta Johnsen spoke to Hernan for book club in December 2022. In this spoiler-free episode, Hernan discusses the similarities between the 1920s and today, the rhetoric of male privilege, and who does – and doesn’t – have the power to tell their own story.

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