Pulitizer Do-Over

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NYT Magazine asked writers and critics which novels deserved this year’s “lost” Pultizer Prize. DFW’s The Pale King was a repeat hypothetical winner.

The Pale King, my favorite work of fiction from 2011, isn’t David Foster Wallace’s greatest novel; perhaps it isn’t even fully ‘his,’ given that it was edited and published after his death. But his name belongs in the canon.”


Lisa Dusenbery is the managing editor of The Rumpus. More from this author →