Recap: Two Pulitzer Prize Winners Share the Stage

Recap: Two Pulitzer Prize Winners Share the Stage

For books fans, being graced by the presence of a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of fiction is a thrilling experience.  Last night, Brooklyn, New York’s Greenlight Bookstore put on an event featuring two Pulitzer winners—Adam Johnson, who won in 2012 for his novel The Orphan Master’s Son, and Jennifer Egan, who won one year prior for her novel/story collection hybrid A Visit from the Goon Squad. The event centered around Johnson’s recently released and critically acclaimed short story collection Fortune Smiles.  Johnson began by reading the opening pages of the collection’s first story, “Nirvana,” in which the protagonist divides his time …