Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout (Random House) won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction earlier this week. The Prize site describes this book as "a collection of 13 short stories set in small-town Maine that packs a cumulative emotional wallop, bound together by polished prose and by Olive, the title character, blunt, flawed and fascinating." Also nominated as finalists were The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich (HarperCollins) and All Souls by Christine Schutt (Harcourt). If you're interested, you can order your copy of Olive Kitteridge here.