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The Orphan Master’s Son Wins Pulitzer for Fiction

Adam Johnson’s The Orphan Master’s Son — a novel about a North Korean outcast turned model citizen — has won the 2013 Fiction Pulitzer. (The other finalists were What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank by Nathan Englander and The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey.) Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar won for Drama; Gilbert King's Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America took home the Non-Fiction prize; and Stag’s Leap by Sharon Olds was awarded the Poetry Prize. Congratulations to the winners, and to literature in general for getting its Pulitzer back.