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04:54

Mareen Corrigan: Pulitzer’s no decision on fiction prize exposes flaw in process

Washington Post :: By late November, we three jurors, Susan Larson, Michael Cunningham and I (Mareen Corrigan) had to reach some decisions. In the end, we nominated David Foster Wallace’s “ The Pale King ,” Denis Johnson’s “Train Dreams” and Karen Russell’s “Swamplandia!”.

I’m angry on behalf of those novels.

We’ll never know why the Pulitzer board declined to award the prize this year, because, as is the board members’ right, they’ve drawn their Wizard of Oz curtain closed tight. We jurors have heard only the same explanation that everyone else has heard: The board could not reach a majority vote on any of the novels.

Continue to read Maureen Corrigan, www.washingtonpost.com

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