Thursday, April 15, 2010

Paul Harding Wins Pulitzer Prize

.... for his novel Tinkers, which means congratulations Bellevue Literary Press and hallelujah to small independent publishing houses! The great gods of letters (the Pulitzer Prize committee) is reading all works big and small  (also see Lydia Millet's "Love in Infant Monkeys" from Soft Skull press which the committee announced as a finalist). I personally thought the prize was going to John Updike (rest in peace) or some literary blockbuster like Colum McCann's Let the Great World Spin. But it didn't. And the very least I like the gesture.

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