Readers’ Choice: Who should have won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction?
“Most readers hearing the news will not assume it was a deadlock. They’ll just figure it was a bum year for fiction,” wrote author Ann Patchett in her New York Times piece, “And the Winner Isn’t …”
Readers, authors, publishers and book sellers have been fuming over this week over the absence of a prize in the fiction category, the first Pulitzer fiction snub since 1977. In addition to confusing and putting off readers, the lack of a fiction prize vexes authors and eliminates the built-in promotional push publishers rely on.
Since the Pulitzer Committee has let us down, we’re asking the real influentials of the blogosphere to weigh in. Head over to our poll on Facebook and let us know who should have won.
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