Posts Tagged: adam johnson
Get ready for the Morning News’s tenth annual Tournament of Books, a “March Madness–style battle royale” to determine which work of fiction will reign supreme (though the site is careful to note that the competition “is not an attempt to formalize the best 17 books of 2013”)....more
The article is just as wild and disturbing as Johnson’s The Orphan Master’s Son (which just won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize), but it’s nonfiction....more
Congratulations to the hardworking writers who won Pulitzer Prizes yesterday, especially Rumpus interviewees Adam Johnson and Tom Reiss!
Johnson won in the fiction category with his novel The Orphan Master’s Son, which we interviewed him about here. Reiss won in the biography/autobiography category for The Black Count, his biography of Alex Dumas (father of the novelist Alexander Dumas)....more
After a month of victories and losses and thrilling deliberation, the Morning News‘s Tournament of Books has chosen a champion: The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson!
The harrowing, North Korea–set epic beat out The Fault in Our Stars by John Green in the final round by a score of 14 to 3....more
When I saw Stephen Elliott call The Orphan Master’s Son “the best novel I’ve read in forever,” in one of his Daily Rumpus emails I knew I had to interview Adam Johnson for the Rumpus....more
In The Orphan Master’s Son, Adam Johnson has not only visited a nation curtained from the rest of the world, but has recreated it with compassion and humanity. The result is a relentless examination of what it means to be human in an inhumane world....more
It would be nice to think there was another model, one that could inspire a pair of young, edgy writers to walk along lonely railroad tracks, kicking rocks and running dialog back and forth for the story they were writing....more