Hernan Diaz and Tanaïs among winners of $50,000 Kirkus Prize

Hernan Diaz’s novel “Trust”, a postmodern vision of wealth, Powerful and reality set in the 1920s and 1930s, won the Kirkus Prize for Fiction.

The awards, presented by trade publication Kirkus Reviews, include $50,000 cash prizes for winners in fiction, nonfiction and young reader literature.

On Thursday, award judges cited Diaz for how “he uses multiple perspectives and forms to push the boundaries of what a novel can do.”

“What seems to begin as a homage to Roaring Twenties novels unfolds with each successive layer in a complex story of power, love and the nature of truth,” the judges said.

The writer and perfumer Tanaïs’ memory “In Sensorium” won for non-fiction. The book was praised by the judges for its “boldness, inventiveness, vision and lyrical eloquence”. The Young Readers Award went to Harmony Becker for the graphic novel “Himawari House,” which the judges honored for “its insightful exploration of emotionally resonant and enduring themes related to family, friendship and identity. “.

Finalists included ‘The Books of Jacob’ by Nobel laureate Olga Tokarczuk in fiction and the New York Times book edition of “The 1619 Project” in non-fiction.

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