Pulitzer Prizes announced. Prize for fiction not awarded as judges could not reach a majority

BookBrowse News - The Full Story

Pulitzer Prizes announced. Prize for fiction not awarded as judges could not reach a majority

Apr 17 2012

The Pulitzer Prizes have been awarded including a first win for online news network, The Huffington Post.

Other winners include:

Nonfiction: Stephen Greenblatt, The Swerve: How The World Became Modern (Norton)

History: Manning Marable, Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention (Viking)

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

Poetry: Tracy Smith, Life On Mars (Graywolf Press)

Drama: Quiara Alegría Hudes, Water by the Spoonful

No doubt much to the frustration of the writers of the three shortlisted novels, the 20-person board failed to reach a majority regarding the winner of the best fiction award, so no award was given. Apparently this is the tenth time such a thing has happened since the prizes began in 1918. The novelists in contention were David Foster Wallace for The Pale King, Karen Russell for Swamplandia!, and Denis Johnson for Train Dreams.

More News Stories

Member Benefits

Join Now!

Check the advantages!
Just $10 for 3 months or $35 for a year

    •  
    • FREE
    • MEMBER
    • Range of media reviews for each book
    • Excerpts of all featured books
    • Author bios, interviews and pronunciations
    • Browse by genre
    • Book club discussions
    • Book club advice and reading guides
    • BookBrowse reviews and "beyond the book" back-stories
    •  
    • Reviews of notable books ahead of publication
    •  
    • Free books to read and review (US Only)
    •  
    • Browse for the best books by time period, setting & theme
    •  
    • Read-alike suggestions for thousands of books and authors
    •  
    • 'My Reading List" to keep track of your books
    •  

Editor's Choice

  • Book Jacket: The Promise
    The Promise
    by Ann Weisgarber
    Canadian author, Lucy Maud Montgomery of Anne of Green Gables fame, once wrote that "...all things ...
  • Book Jacket: Black Moon
    Black Moon
    by Kenneth Calhoun
    The popularity of book-turned-movie World War Z and television series The Walking Dead points to a ...
  • Book Jacket: Hyde
    Hyde
    by Daniel Levine
    In Robert Louis Stevenson's 1886 novel, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the story ends ...

First Impressions

Members read and review books ahead
of publication. See what they think
in First Impressions!

Books that
expand your
horizons.

Visitors can view a lot of BookBrowse for free. Full access is for members only

Find out more.

Book Discussions
Book Jacket

The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry
by Gabrielle Zevin

Published Apr. 2014

Join the discussion!

Win this book!
Win The Steady Running of the Hour

The Steady Running of the Hour

"Exciting, emotionally engaging and amibtious. I loved it!" - Kate Mosse

Enter

Word Play

Solve this clue:

I T T O A Eye

and be entered to win..

Books thatinspire you.Handpicked.

Books you'll stay up all night reading; books that will whisk you to faraway places and times, books that will expand your mind and inspire you -- the kinds of books you just can't wait to tell your friends about.