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message 1: by Holly (last edited Apr 25, 2015 11:07AM) (new)

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The 2015 Pulitzer Prize winners were announced this week. The winner for fiction was All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr and for nonfiction, The Sixth Extinctionby Elizabeth Kolbert.
The finalists were Let Me Be Frank with You by Richard Ford; The Moor's Account by Laila Lalami; and Lovely, Dark, Deep by Joyce Carol Oates.
The finalists for nonfiction were No Good Men Among the Living by Anand Gopal and Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China by Evan Osnos.

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Debbie (dashforcover) | 986 comments Pulitzers, until very recently, have seemed to have a requirement that it be weird in some way. That seemed to have ended with last year's winner The Goldfinch. And yet, we seem to also be getting away from one of the requirements that the winner represent American life. So one must be puzzled with the win of 2013 with The Orphan Master's Son about North Korea and this year's work about Europe. One must wonder if the committee is only looking for works by American authors. How much have we lost if that is the case?

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