Whitehead Wins Pulitzer

Colson Whitehead has won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his novel Underground Railroad. The award committee explained that the novel is “a smart melding of realism and allegory that combines the violence of slavery and the drama of escape in a myth that speaks to contemporary America.” The novel portrays the historic underground railroad as an actual subway.
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Link Pulitzer Finalist

Although once again science fiction and fantasy failed to win any Pulitzer Prizes, SF/F was represented on the list of finalists. Author Kelly Link’s collection Get in Trouble Stories was one of the three finalists in the Fiction category, losing out to Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer. Link missed out on winning a Pulitzer in the 100th presentation of the award.
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