Should there ever be no Pulitzer awarded in fiction? Is it really possible that no book was good enough to win? What books written in 2011 stood out? Of course, genre books are off the table. None have won. LONESOME DOVE is probably the closest winner.
How many of the books below have you read? I have read quite a few and all of them were excellent for me. Oddly, the 2010 award is the only novel I haven't even heard of.
2012 No award
2009 Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout (Random House)2008 The Brief Wondrous Life of 2008 Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz (Riverhead Books
2007 The Road by Cormac McCarthy (Alfred A. Knopf)
1981 A Confederacy of Dunces by the late John Kennedy Toole (a posthumous publication) (Louisiana State U. Press)