On April 15 the Pulitzer Prize was announced for distinguished fiction by an American author. The winning piece of fiction is “The Orphan Master’s Son” by Adam Johnson (Random House),
According to the Pulitzer Prize website this book is “an exquisitely crafted novel that carries the reader on an adventuresome journey into the depths of totalitarian North Korea and into the most intimate spaces of the human heart.”
The author Adam Johnson teaches creative writing at Stanford University. His fiction has appeared in Esquire, The Paris Review, Harper’s and Tin House, as well as in Best New American Voices. His other works include Emporium, a short-story collection, and the novel “Parasites Like Us“. He lives in San Francisco.
Also nominated as finalists in this category were:
- “What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank”, by Nathan Englander (Alfred A. Knopf), a diverse yet consistently masterful collection of stories that explore Jewish identity and questions of modern life in ways that can both delight and unsettle the reader.
- “The Snow Child”, by Eowyn Ivey (Reagan Arthur/Little, Brown), an enchanting novel about an older homesteading couple who long for a child amid the harsh wilderness of Alaska and a feral girl who emerges from the woods to bring them hope.