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Kendrick Lamar Just Won a Pulitzer Prize and No One Saw it Coming

Andrew Sean Greer's novel 'Less' won for fiction

So it's safe to say that after Beyonce's Coachella performance, and the news that Kendrick Lamar has won a Pulitzer Prize, 2018 has been salvaged a little.

 

The first of its kind, Kendricks hip hop album DAMN won the Pulitzer Prize for Music. While the announcement of his win is a bit of a shock considering its the first album that has won that isn’t jazz or classical, it makes sense as Lamar has made a huge impact on hip hop, music, and culture since the release of his first album.
 

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 Andrew Sean Greer’s 2017 novel Less won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. The book follows a failed novelist’s journey traveling the world to avoid his ex-boyfriend's wedding. Greer’s novel takes a more satirical look at the 'American abroad' narative, with the New York Times calling it “…the funniest, smartest, and most humane novel I’ve read since Tom Rachman’s The Imperfectionists.” Arthur Less, the main character of Greer’s novel, travels from New York to Paris, Berlin, Morocco, southern India, and Kyoto just to attending literary seminars, events, and festivals all while trying to avoid having to go to his ex-boyfriend’s wedding.

 

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