Monday, April 15, 2013
In a stunning turn of events, the Pulitzer Prize committee decided to break with tradition (begun last year) and hand out an award in the Fiction category this year, thus confirming the notion that, yes, fabricated narratives are still a force to be reckoned with.
So, congratulations to Adam Johnson who not only emerged victorious from this year's Tournament of the Books, but can now add a P.P. to his already-crowded awards shelf for The Orphan Master's Son. Well done, sir, well done!
Double thumbs-up also go out to the two finalists: The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey and What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank: Stories by Nathan Englander. Like many of you (I'm guessing), these three books are still in my towering, teetering To-Be-Read pile but I hope to get to them soonishly.