Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Pultizer Prize for Fiction

The Pultizer Prize for fiction was announced this week and the winner was Olive Kitteredge. I started it last week, before I knew that it would win (obviously) and just finished it last night. The review will be my next blog. But I was interested in what other books were up for finalist and apparently the Pulitzer committee (or whoever decides on winners) does not announce finalists. But I did find a site that predicts the winners and here are the predictions that they published in order of likeliness to win:

1. Home by Marilynne Robinson
2. The Widows of Eastwick by John Updike
3. Indignation by Philip Roth
4. The Lazarus Project by Aleksander Hemon
5. Fine Just the Way it is by Annie Proulx
6. The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich
7. A Mercy by Toni Morrison
8. Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
9. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
10. Dangerous Laughter by Steven Millhauser
11. Telex from Cuba by Rachal Kushner
12. Netherland by Joseph O'Neil
13. My Sister, My Love by Joyce Carol Oates
14. Lush Life by Richard Price
15. Our Story Begins by Tobias Wolff

I loved seeing this list as it gives me more to be read (TBR) ideas for books. I have read A Mercy recently and had a hard time with it. I didn't like The Plague of Doves and I usually love Louise Erdrich's books. I read Home and loved it. I would have a very hard time choosing between it and Olive.

I will be reading some reviews of the other books listed and see what might catch my attention! More to follow!

1 comment:

Bybee said...

I had also wondered about Netherland, but couldn't think of the title. Sounds like a cool site.