In a rare turn of events, no Pulitzer for fiction was awarded this year. That got me to thinking about my own history with that award. Here are my notes on the last quarter century of Pulitzer winners.
- 2011 A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan. Sounds interesting, but I’m not really that excited by it. Probably won’t read it.
- 2010 Tinkers by Paul Harding. Read it. Really enjoyed it. Gave it an 8/10. Review here.
- 2009 Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout. Read it. Moderately enjoyed it. Gave it a 7/10. Review here.
- 2008 The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz. Not familiar with it. The title alone is enticing, but is it enough so that I’ll look into it? Honestly, if it’s not already on the priority list, chances are it won’t claw its way in anytime soon.
- 2007 The Road by Cormac McCarthy. Read it. Loved it. Gave it a 10/10. No review necessary–what could I possibly add?
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