Jennifer Egan Wins Pulitzer for Fiction


Jennifer Egan's A Visit From the Goon Squad has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. (The other two finalists were Jonathan Dee's The Privileges and Chang-rae Lee's The Surrendered.) Siddhartha Mukherjee's The Emperor of All Maladies: A History of Cancer took the nonfiction prize; Kay Ryan won for poetry, and Bruce Norris's play Clybourne Park for drama. If you haven't already read Goon Squad, which the committee aptly described as an "inventive investigation of growing up and growing old in the digital age, displaying a big-hearted curiosity about cultural change at warp speed," get on it. [Official site]