Why was fiction snubbed? Laura Miller, who has served on the Pulitzer fiction jury, offers some thoughts on this year’s decision (or lack thereof) at Salon.
“By all accounts, the group could not reach a majority on any of the three titles recommended by the jury. It’s certainly unlikely that enough of them read fiction widely enough to agree on an alternate choice. In that, they truly are representative of American readers, and that bodes worse for our national literature than a year without a Pulitzer winner.”