There just isn’t any fiction worthy of the Pulitzer award this year!
May 31, 2012
The Pulitzer prize winners for 2012 have been announced and disappointingly, no award was announced for fiction this year. The last time there was no award for fiction was in 1977. “I’m angry on behalf of those novels,” declared Maureen Corrigan, one of the judges. The three nominated novels were:-
- Swamplandia! by Karen Russell
- The pale king: An unfinished novel by David Foster Wallace
- Train dreams by Denis Johnson
Joseph Pulitzer was the Hungarian-born American journalist who, by making specific provision in his will, established the Pulitzer prizes for journalism, literature, drama and the arts. His aim was to inspire excellence in the arts, particularly in the area of writing.
Which book would you have given the Pulitzer award for fiction to this year?