The 2012 Pulitzers - Apparently, Truth is Greater than Fiction


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.



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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