Monday, April 18, 2011

Pulitzer Prize goes to A Visit From the Goon Squad

It’s absolutely nutty to win something like this. I feel weird. I wish I had something more articulate to say. It seems so fantastical, like I’ve exited from real life. I found out 20 minutes ago. I was just sitting down to lunch in a restaurant and my phone rang. I burst into tears and told the waitress I had received a piece of news and that I had to leave. She told me she was sorry and I said “no, it’s good!” I went straight home. It’s unreal.
~ Jennifer Egan (Wall Street Journal)
I loved this book. The humor, the quirky characters, the shifting sense of time and place. Well deserved.

Pulitzer Prize Winners HERE.

4 comments:

JoAnn said...

Love the author's reaction! Looks like I'll have to move it up higher on my wish list...

Janell said...

I haven't read it. Dammit.

Jenners said...

I saw that! How cool, huh? I bet a lot of folks read it now just cuz it won...boy are they in for a surprise...it is such a different read!

Kathleen said...

I have been reading a lot about this one already and now that it has won the Pulitzer I am even more intrigued!