All stories relating to Pulitzer Prize
- Literary critics choose the winners of the lost 2012 Pulitzer Prize for fiction
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- Five up-and-coming comic artists discovered at TCAF
- Can the Internet save book reviews?
- Penguin apologizes for Nick Robinson error in Dial M for Murdoch
- Jennifer Egan talks to Paper Mag about her Pulitzer Prize, writing, and her awful temp jobs
- Brick Books launches new website
- Russell Smith finds this year’s lack of a Pulitzer Prize for fiction no big deal
- Leo McKay launches Indiegogo online campaign to fund new book, Roll Up the Rim
- Germany to allow new editions of Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf for students
The 2012 Pulitzer Prize winners were announced today, but you won’t find a recipient in the fiction category. Publishers Lunch reports that the Pulitzer board “failed to reach a majority” in selecting a winner for the $10,000 award.
The fiction jury, made up of Maureen Corrigan, critic-in-residence at Georgetown University, novelist Michael Cunningham, and Susan Larson, host of the radio program The Reading Life, shortlisted Denis Johnson’s Train Dreams, Karen Russell’s Swamplandia!, and David Foster Wallace’s The Pale King for the honour.
This is the eleventh time that a Pulitzer has not been distributed in the fiction category since the prize was founded 95 years ago. The last time was in 1977.
Winners of the annual awards, administered by Columbia University, were revealed in the fields of journalism, letters, drama, and music. Winners in the letters and drama categories are:
Water by the Spoonful by Quiara Alegría Hudes
Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention by Manning Marable (Viking)
George F. Kennan: An American Life by John Lewis Gaddis (Penguin)
Life on Mars by Tracy K. Smith (Graywolf Press)
The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt (W.W. Norton and Company)
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- Scientists examine Henry David Thoreau’s journals to track climate change
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- IPG client sales fall as the distributor continues to fight Amazon
- Former death-row inmate released, thanks in part to Pulitzer Prize-winning author Raymond Bonner
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- Pulitzer Prizes announced
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- Goldman Sachs sees bright sales future for e-books
- Stop the madness! Apparently, Google has tablet in the works