Yesterday the Pulitzers were announced. To my surprise there was no winner for the Fiction category. Three novels were finalists: Denis Johnson’s "TRAIN DREAMS , calm; SWAMPLANDIA! by Karen Russell and THE PALE KING by the late David Foster Wallace. .Do you think they would have found a winner if your favorite book of last year was nominated? Who would you have recommended?
My recommendation would have been Tayari Jones SILVER SPARROW.
Also kudos to the late Manning Marable for winning the Pulitzer in Nonfiction for “Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention," an exploration of the legendary life and provocative views of one of the most significant African-Americans in U.S. history, a work that separates fact from fiction and blends the heroic and tragic.