Tuesday, April 21, 2009

This is just to say...

No, this is not a William Carlos Williams tribute. I just wanted to say a little "I told you so." On my way into work this morning, I heard that Elizabeth Strout's novel Olive Kitteridge has won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. You heard it hear first folks (see my archives). Actually, it was a book that grew on me as I read it and that has stuck with me since I finished. In fact, the title character herself grew on me over the course of the novel. I can also clearly recall the book's ending--one important measure for me.

Not so long ago, I beat Oprah to The Story of Edgar Sawtelle. Now I feel as if I'm in the big leagues. Tell the Nobel folks not to worry; I've made no predictions.

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