The 2012 Pulitzers - Apparently, Truth is Greater than Fiction

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No Pulitzer-winner for fiction was announced. Should we consider it a three-way tie?

The 2012 Pulitzer prizewinners and nominated finalists were announced today, and there was no winner for the Fiction Prize. Last year's winner was Jennifer Egan's A Visit from the Goon Squad.

This year's finalists in fiction were Train Dreams by Denis Johnson, Swamplandia! by Karen Russell, and The Pale King by David Foster Wallace.

 

LETTERS, DRAMA and MUSIC

Fiction - No award

Drama - "Water by the Spoonful" by Quiara Alegría Hudes

History - Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention, by the late Manning Marable (Viking)

Biography - George F. Kennan: An American Life, by John Lewis Gaddis (The Penguin Press)

Poetry - Life on Mars by Tracy K. Smith (Graywolf Press)

General Nonfiction - The Swerve: How the World Became Modern, by Stephen Greenblatt (W.W. Norton and Company)

Music - Silent Night: Opera in Two Acts by Kevin Puts (Aperto Press)

 


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You're right. Fixed.

Posted by: Chris Schluep | Monday April 16, 2012 at 2:33 PM

There's only one "n" in Denis Johnson

Posted by: brooks | Monday April 16, 2012 at 2:31 PM

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