Posts Tagged ‘Pulitzer Prize’

Tinkers – Paul Harding

 Winner of 2010 Pulitzer Prize Tinkers surprised everyone by winning the Pulitzer Prize earlier this year. It’s a debut novel from a tiny publishing house so few people had heard of it before its Pulitzer win, let alone predicted that it would scoop the biggest prize in American literature. I’m trying to read all the Pulitzer winners, so naturally Tinkers […]

Gilead – Marilynne Robinson

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize 2005 Gilead  is entirely made up of a letter from an old man, nearing death, to his young son. The letter aims to let the boy know about his life, and to teach him all the important lessons that he would like his son to know. I’m afraid this is one […]

Olive Kitteridge – Elizabeth Strout

 .   . . Winner of the Pulitzer Prize 2009 . Olive Kitteridge is described as a “novel in stories”. I’m not a big fan of short stories, and so wasn’t convinced that I’d enjoy this book, but as it won the Pulitzer prize I thought I’d give it a try. I think the emphasis on this […]

Gone with the Wind – Margaret Mitchell

I have finished! I think that this is the longest book I have ever read, and even though it was a pleasurable, easy read, the length felt like a heavy commitment. It took me nearly six weeks,  but I am pleased to have finally finished all 1000+ pages. WARNING: A FEW SPOILERS Gone with the […]

Which prize do you prefer – Pulitzer or Booker?

I love reading prize winning books, and often try to compare them, to decide which prize produces the best novels. The Pulitzer v. Booker prize is probably the most debated combination, and it has added rivalry of being American authors against Commonwealth ones.   There are many different ways to analyse the prizes, but I […]