The Pulitzer Prize winners for 2011 have been announced. The winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction is A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan, one of the best books from 2010 that I’ve read. Finalists for the Fiction award were The Surrendered by Chang-Rae Lee and The Privileges by Jonathan Dee (reviewed on this blog here.)
What book won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction last year? I couldn’t remember, but it was Tinkers by Paul Harding, which is still being requested at the library. Peruse the complete list of fiction winners and finalists since 1948 here, and the list of winners from 1917-1947 here. The prize is awarded for excellence in American letters. Congratulations to the winners!