I beg Marisa Silver's leave to briefly step on her guest blogging toes to announce my delirious happiness that Paul Harding's luminous Tinkers has won the Pulitzer Prize.
I have loved this book since I read it as part of the First Fiction Award I judged last year and have been meaning to add it to my Recommended sidebar ever since. (It's a sign of how things have slipped around here that I have not been able to do so yet.) Well, the book no longer needs my imprimatur, and I hope it will find the readers if deserves.
Heartfelt congratulations to Paul Harding and to his publishers at Bellevue Literary Press! I now step aside and return the spotlight to our esteemed guest blogger.