Thursday, April 28, 2011

Goon Squad Wins Again!

While I was away on vacation (excuse the break in posting), the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction was announced -- the winner was Jennifer Egan's A Visit From The Goon Squad.  It is now available in softcover (click here).  I picked this as one of my favorite books for 2010.  The NYT's picked it as one of the five best fiction works of the year.  If you have not read this book, I would highly recommend it.

Egan talks about winning the Pulitzer Prize below.

If you want to see the technically interesting PowerPoint chapter Egan created as a chapter in the book, Amazon has a cool presentation of it here, including musical interludes.

The finalists for the fiction prize were:

The Privileges by Jonathan Dee, a contemporary, wide ranging tale about an elite Manhattan family, moral bankruptcy and the long reach of wealth.

The Surrendered by Chang-rae Lee, a haunting and often heartbreaking epic whose characters explore the deep reverberations of love, devotion and war.

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