How the Pulitzers are awarded

Just a quick note—as you can see from the right sidebar (under “Questions Answered”), there’s a new page (as opposed to a “post” like this one) that describes what the criteria have been for selecting a novel to receive the Pulitzer Prize, as well as the process that was used.  Several of you have expressed curiosity about these things, and now that I’ve learned a little about them, I thought I’d share it in a place we can refer back to more easily than an archived blog post.  I encourage you, not only to give it a read, but to offer your honest assessment of the approach—I’m wondering if the Pulitzers deserve their high reputation, I’ll admit.  Perhaps this quest of mine is a little misguided, but I’m sticking with it, regardless.  I wish you all a happy Halloween, and promise you a book review before the weekend is done!

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