Called to Account by David Foster Wallace: The Pale King Wins the (CaPC) Pulitzer!

When the 2012 Pulitzer Prizes were announced on April 16, many readers, writers, and publishers were shocked to learn that there would be no winner in Fiction for the first time since 1977. Here's how the process works: the jury of three read over 300 entries and make a recommendation of three finalists to the board, who then vote on the winner. This year, the board could not achieve a majority in favor of any one of the three finalists: Karen Russell's Swamplandia!, Denis Johnson's Western n … [Read more...]