2012 Pulitizer Prize Winners
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No winner in fiction? What's up with that?
Wow - so if you make the final ballot you're exulted and honoured - then they say there's no winner - how are you supposed to feel about that? It's like saying "Good effort, everyone - but we decided that ultimately, none of you are worthy." That's even worse than losing to someone else!
It's like saying "Good effort, everyone - but we decided that ultimately, none of you are worthy."
I know, right? I seriously want to know what happened - it's not like there's been a lack of quality fiction coming out lately. Apparently it's the first time in 35 years that that prize hasn't been awarded. :/
One of the judges, Maureen Corrigan, talks about what happened in this article:
What are the publishers going to do with all those "2012 Pulitzer Winner" stickers they had printed?
I agree, this is really weird. I wonder if it's more of a commentary on the general state of fiction these days. It will be interesting if there is any word from the Pulitzer people. I am VERY unimpressed with the three "long listers" or whatever that would be called.
I'm not impressed with the nominees, either.
One question is, what would LTers have nominated instead from 2011? That's being discussed over on Darryl's (kidzdoc's) thread in the 75er challenge. The best I came up that I had read was Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok, and we all were struck by the fact that Matterhorn wasn't nominated the year before.
Thank you for the link. I feel bad for Corrigan, Larson, and Cunningham, having had to read all those books for nothing; I'd be more than a little angry myself.
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