Book reviews, Pullitzer, Booker, Costa and Children's Book reviews
Book reviews, Pullitzer, Booker, Costa and Children's Book reviews
Prize Winning Fiction
Prize Winning Fiction

2013-2016 Winners

2016 Pulitzer Winner

The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Voice of a mind of two countries - Vientnam and USA

2015 Pulitzer Winner

All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

 Inspired by the horros of world war two

2014 Pulitzer Winner

The Goldfinch by Donna Tart

Teenager involved with missing masterpiece

2013 Pulitzer Winner

The Orphan Master's Son By Adam Johnson

North Korean survival & love story

2016 Booker Winner

The Sell Out by Paul Beatty

Satire on race relations in America

2015 Booker Winner

A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James

Story based on Bob Marley

2014 Booker Winner

The Narrow Raod to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan

Australian POWs suffer in Burma

2013 Booker Winner

The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

1860s New Zealand gold rush mystery

2016 Women's Winner

To be announced

2015 Women's Winner

How to be Both by Ali Smith

15th century renaissance art merges with 20th century childhood

2014 Women's Winner

The Girl is a Half-Formed Thing by Eimear McBride

Young woman's relationship with brother who has brain tumor

2013 Women's Winner

May We Be Forgiven by A.M.Homes

Rival brothers stick together in adversity

2016 Costa Winner

To be announced

2015 Costa Winner

A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson

War hero navigates post war life as father and grandfather.

2014 Costa Winner

The Lives of Others by Neel Mukherjee

Life in 1970s Calcutta

2013 Costa Winner

The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer

Descent into schizophrenia

2016 Pulitzer Prize Winner

It's a massive day in arts and journalism because the 100th annual Pulitzer Prize winners were just announced, and there's a big surprise. 2015's best artistic and nonfiction writing across 21 categories were recognized during a ceremony Monday afternoon at Columbia University in New York City. The first Pulitzer Prize was awarded to Hebert Bayward Swope, a reporter for The New York World, in 1916. (And if you're as big a fan of Newsies as I am, that paper should ring a bell, but try to think of it more positively.)

The major prize for book nerds, the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction went to The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen (Grove Press), a legitimate surprise, if you've been paying attention to the book nerd and industry buzz. The feeling around the prize in the last few months would have you putting all your hard-earned cash down on A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara to take home the award, but that's why you should never gamble. Viet Thanh Nguyen is no less deserving, and moreover, it's his debut novel, which makes it such a wonderful win.

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