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Jennifer Egan’s Goon Squad takes Pulitzer Prize

04/22/2011  by Arlo Haskell  Comment on this Post
Jennifer Egan

photo by Pieter M Van Hatten

The accolades keep coming for novelist Jennifer Egan, whose fifth book, A Visit from the Goon Squad, has won this year’s Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. The spectacular novel of interlocking stories had already won the National Book Critics Circle Award and is a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize to be announced at the end of April.


Egan will be in Key West in January for the 30th annual Seminar, “Yet Another World,” where she will join Gary Shteyngart, James Gleick, John Banville, Margaret Atwood, William Gibson, and Jonathan Lethem, among others.

Key West Literary Seminar alumni were well-represented among this year’s Pulitzer winners, as Kay Ryan collected the prize for poetry for The Best of It: New and Selected Poems; and Eric Foner received the history prize for The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery.


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