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Steinbeck House Welcomes Author Hernan Diaz

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Author Hernan Diaz is the Steinbeck House summer 2024 writer-in-residence. PASCAL PERICH

Author Hernan Diaz is the Steinbeck House summer 2024 writer-in-residence. PASCAL PERICH

Bret Anthony Johnston is the director of the Steinbeck House. SUBIN AND DRIVER

Bret Anthony Johnston is the director of the Steinbeck House. SUBIN AND DRIVER

authorStaff Writer on May 23, 2024

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Steinbeck House in Sag Harbor will offer a special community event on Friday, May 31, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Hernan Diaz speaking at Christ Episcopal Church in Sag Harbor. Diaz, who is the Steinbeck House summer 2024 writer-in-residence, will present a reading from his 2023 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “Trust” and take part in a Q&A with Bret Anthony Johnston, director of the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin. A reception will follow the event and Canio’s Books will offer books for sale.

Diaz is a New York Times bestselling author of two novels published in 37 languages. He is the recipient of the John Updike award from the American Academy of Arts & Letters. In addition to the Pulitzer Prize, “Trust” was longlisted for the Booker Prize. One of Barack Obama’s favorite books of 2022, “Trust” is currently being developed as a limited series for HBO. His first novel, “In the Distance,” was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award, and won the Saroyan International Prize, the Cabell Award, the Prix Page America, and the New American Voices Award.

Bret Anthony Johnston is the Director of the Steinbeck House writer-in-residence program. His first novel, “Remember Me Like This,” was published in 2014. His second novel, “We Burn Daylight,” will be published on July 30. He is also the author of the award-winning collection “Corpus Christi: Stories.” Johnston wrote the documentary film “Waiting for Lightning” on pro skateboarder Danny Way. Johnston directed the creative writing program at Harvard University for over a decade.

The event will take place at Christ Episcopal Church at 5 Hampton Street, Sag Harbor. The event is free and open to the public, though registration is requested. For more information, visit caniosbooks.com or call 631-725-4926.

The Steinbeck House in Sag Harbor is open for public tours on select Saturdays during the year. The next open day is June 8, followed by June 22. To make a reservation, which is required to visit, go to steinbeckhouse.org.

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