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Pulitzer Preview 2011

February 16, 2011

I always say I’m going to read my long list picks for Pulitzer, Orange and Booker but I never manage to get on the ball. This year, I’m committing myself to at least Pulitzer watch. The first list is’s  early prediction list. The second list it a collection of titles less likely than the previous list but still contenders to snag the prize.

I have read one or two of these so it will be quite a project to catch up before the announced winner. Anybody with me?

1. Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
2. A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
3. Nemesis by Philip Roth
4. The Surrendered by Chang Rae-Lee
5. Lord of Misrule by Jaimy Gordon
6. Fun with Problems by Robert Stone
7. Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes
8. Sourland: Stories by Joyce Carol Oates
9. Point Omega by Don DeLillo
10. Noah’s Compass by Anne Tyler
11. The Lonely Polygamist by Brady Udall
12. Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin
13. Nashville Chrome by Rick Bass
14. Next by James Hynes
15. The Lotus Eaters by Soli Tatjana
1. Great House by Nicole Krauss
2. How to Escape from a Leper Colony by Tiphanie Yanique
3. How to Read the Air by Dinaw Megestu
4. I Hotel by Karen Tei Yamashita
5. The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer
6. Kings of the Earth by Jon Clinch
7. The Madonnas of Echo Park by Brando Skyhorse
8. New Yorker Stories by Ann Beattie
9. Parrott and Olivier in America by Peter Carey
10. The Privileges by Jonathan Dee
11. The Spot by David Means
12. Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart
13. Walking to Gatlinburg by Howard Frank Mosher
14. The Widower’s Tale by Julia Glass
15. Wild Child by T.C. Boil
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  1. February 16, 2011 7:50 pm

    I vote for Tatjana Soli’s The Lotus Eaters! Glad to see it on this list.

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