It always seems that the most celebrated books are the ones that also have fueled a great deal of controversy for one reason or another.
This past Friday, the winners of the 2021 Pulitzer Prize were announced via a virtual ceremony. Here is a list of winners and finalist in the books category.
Seven years ago The Goldfinch won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Now on the anniversary of its win, check out nine popular quotes from the novel.
Viet Than Nguyen’s debut novel The Sympathizer, winner of the Pulitzer Prize among other awards, is being adapted for television.
The news broke from the author himself on Twitter that A24 and Rhombus Media have just optioned the rights to the work. The director set for the adaptation, Park Chan-wook, has directorial credits for Oldboy and The Handmaiden. Author Nguyen mentioned in his Tweet that “his OLDBOY was a big influence on The Sympathizer.”
From Amazon, “The Sympathizer is a sweeping epic of love and betrayal. The narrator, a communist double agent, is a “man of two minds,” a half-French, half-Vietnamese army captain who comes to America after the Fall of Saigon, and while building a new life with other Vietnamese refugees in Los Angeles is secretly reporting back to his communist superiors in Vietnam.”
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Melinda Gates recently announced that she is donating $250,000 to the Carol Shields Prize for Fiction. The award was created in 2020 and it is the first English language literary award to celebrate excellence in fiction by women writers in the United States and Canada.