Train Dreams, by Denis Johnson; Swamplandia! by Karen Russell; and The Pale King, by the late David Foster Wallace. Seems in this case it might not have been an honor just to be nominated...
Other (actual) winners include:
Drama: Water by the Spoonful by Quiara Alegría Hudes
History: Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention, by the late Manning Marable
Biography or Autobiography: George F. Kennan: An American Life by John Lewis Gaddis
Poetry: Life on Mars by Tracy K. Smith
General Nonfiction: The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt
I"m especially disappointed as the Pulitzer fiction prize is my favorite book prize. I guess I'll just have to read all the finalists and choose for myself. That being said, if I were awarding the prize it would go to the Tiger's Wife, by Tea Obreht.
Posted by Erin B.