Tuesday, April 17, 2007

McCarthy wins Pulitzer

I really don't have anything to say about this except fantastic. An unsarcastic fantastic.

Pulitzers for McCarthy, Coleman (AP)
Two masters of the arts world finally won Pulitzers on Monday, with 73-year-old novelist Cormac McCarthy receiving the fiction prize for "The Road"....

It was the first Pulitzer for McCarthy, widely praised as an heir to William Faulkner for such novels as "All the Pretty Horses" and "Blood Meridian."

McCarthy, author of nine previous novels, has won the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. But "The Road" is the author's greatest and most unlikely success. Not all of his work has caught on with the public, or with critics, but "The Road," an often horrifying story of a father and son on a post-apocalypse landscape, placed high on numerous critics' lists for 2006 and last month received publishing's most lucrative honor:
Oprah Winfrey picked it for her book club and even persuaded the press-shy author to agree to a television interview. More than 1 million copies of "The Road" already are in print.
McCarthy's book was one of four Pulitzer winners — out of five categories for books — released by Random House, Inc., an achievement the publisher is calling unprecedented.

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