05/13/2011 12:10 pm ET | Updated Jul 13, 2011

Elizabeth Gilbert Unhappy That 'Eat, Pray, Love' Received No Literary Accolades

But that whiz-bang success also made "Eat, Pray, Love" "synonymous with something very poppy and chick lit-y," the author said in her NYPL talk, noting that for all its success, "Eat, Pray, Love" didn't get the literary accolades her earlier works did. ("Pilgrims," her first collection of short stories, was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Prize.)


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