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

Prize Winning Fiction

Top Humour

Newest Winners First Achieving Minimum 8/10 Rating for Humour

Year---Book---Prize ---Humour Rating

2013

May We be Forgiven by A.M.Homes

Women's

8

 

Rival brothers stick together in adversity

   

2011

A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

Pulitzer

9

 

Growing Old experiencing culutural change

   

2010

The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson

Booker

8

 

Life perspective changed after widower attacked

   

2003

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

Costa

8

 

Autism explored with humour & feeling

   

2002

Spies by Michael Frayn

Costa

8

 

Young boys discover spies at home

   

1999

Music & Silence by Rose Tremain

Costa

9

 

Danish King employs English lutenist

   

1998

Larry’s Party by Carol Shields

Women's

9

 

Twenty Years of Modern Manhood

   

1995

Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson

Costa

9

 

The failed dreams of women

   

1991

The Queen of the Tambourine by Jane Gardam

Costa

9

 

Downward spiral of surburban housewife

   

1991

Rabbit at Rest by John Updike

Pulitzer

8

 

Overweight father endures family turmoil

   

1977

Injury Time by Beryl Bainbridge

Costa

9

 

A mistress raises the stakes

   

1976

Humboldt's Gift by Saul Bellow

Pulitzer

8

 

Art/Power in Materialist America

   

 

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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