Congratulations to the winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
A long span of applause goes out to Anthony Doerr for his book All the Light We Cannot See.
As the saying goes, for winning this prestigious award, the first line of Mr. Doerr’s obituary has been written.
Also, kudos and a hearty slap on the back to those authors who were finalists in the Fiction category for this year.
If you see them out on the street, give a wave and a salute to Richard Ford (Let Me Be Frank With You), Laila Lalami (The Moor’s Account), and Joyce Carol Oates (Lovely, Dark, Deep).
Also, lest I forget, how about a big shout-out to the trio of folks who served on the jury. I’m sure it was no small feat to read through all of the entries to whittle it down to Doerr, Ford, Lalami, and Oates. Drinks all around for Elizabeth Taylor, Alan Cheuse, and David Haynes.
Just so you are aware, next year marks the 100th anniversary of the Pulitzer Prizes so if you have some piece of literature burning in you brain, this would be an excellent time to have it published and then submit it for consideration so that you can say you won a Pulitzer on its centenary.