07/09/2012 04:56 pm ET

Letter From The Pulitzer Fiction Jury: What Really Happened This Year : The New Yorker

On April 16, 2012, the Pulitzer Prize Board announced that it would award no Pulitzer for fiction in 2012. This was, to say the least, surprising and upsetting to any number of people, prominent among them the three fiction jurors, who’d read over three hundred novels and short-story collections, and finally submitted three finalists, each remarkable (or so we believed) in its own way.


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