My name is James Rosenzweig. I’m an academic librarian at a medium-sized public university, a job I’ve had for a few years now (prior to coming here, I worked at another similarly-sized public university). Prior to that, I worked as a part-time reference specialist and a part-time digital projects specialist for a university archive/rare book library. For five years before that, I was a teacher of literature and history at a public high school.
All of these things make me interested in books, clearly. And when I saw a bookmark at Powell’s City of Books that listed the Pulitzer Prize-winning novels, and realized how few I’d read, I thought it might be an interesting project to read them all in chronological order—to get a sense of what American literature has been, according to one judgment, anyhow. And as I’ve always thought blogging would be interesting, I decided to keep a record of my journey here. We’ll see if I make it to the end, and how many of you stick with me for the duration. For now, I don’t have anything else to say, really. Thanks for dropping by.
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