Kelly Link Reaches Finals of Pulitzer Prize

Kelly Link

Kelly Link

The 2016 Pulitzer Prize winners were announced today. In the Fiction category, Kelly Link’s Get in Trouble: Stories was one of two finalists which finished behind the winner, a non-genre work, Viet Thanh Nguyen’s novel The Sympathizer.

The Pulitzer Prize site described Get in Trouble: Stories as “A collection of short stories in which a writer with a fertile and often fabulist imagination explores inner lies and odd corners of reality.”

[Thanks to Martin Morse Wooster for the story.]

2 thoughts on “Kelly Link Reaches Finals of Pulitzer Prize

  1. Some excellent stories in there. Congratulations to Kelly Link! And to Viet Thanh Nguyen! Both books highly recommended.

  2. Woah, that’s pretty amazing. Congratulations to Kelly!

    And from a local standpoint, I see some Baltimore names in the runners-up. The Baltimore Sun with two journalism runners-up, and Ta-Nehisi Coates for Non-fiction.

    Also in literary news, I must have missed this when it was first announced, but the Library of America is publishing Ursula K. Le Guin. They do very few living writers, so this is an immense honor. Their first volume of her works will appear in Fall 2016, The Complete Orsinia. This will contain Malafrena, Orsinian Tales, two short stories and three songs. I guess they’re sort of easing their readership into her work.

    Also on the Library of America 2016-2017 list are volumes of mystery novels by Elmore Leonard and Ross Macdonald, and a great-looking two-volume set by Loren Eiseley called Collected Essays on Evolution, Nature, and the Cosmos.

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