Adam Johnson Wins Pulitzer Prize in Fiction

Posted on April 16, 2013

Adam Johnson has won the Pulitzer Price in Fiction for his novel, The Orphan Master's Son. Johnson's critically acclaimed novel is set in North Korea and the lead character, Jun Do, is a professional kidnapper working for the government. The literary world will be relieved with this news as there was great concern when no fiction Pulitzer was issued for 2012.

The Pulitzer Prize judges describe The Organ Master's Son as an "exquisitely crafted novel that carries the reader on an adventuresome journey into the depths of totalitarian North Korea and into the most intimate spaces of the human heart."

Finalists for the Pulitzer Price in Fiction include What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank by Nathan Englander and The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey.

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