Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Paul Harding Today, Surprise Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

Paul Harding, surprise winner of the 2010 Pulitzer for Fiction (Tinkers) reads tonight in Saratoga.

From the PBS NewsHour, April 2010:  "This year's Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction was not a bestseller or a blockbuster. Its author was not a big name, and its publisher, too -- a small imprint called Bellevue Literary Press, run out of the NYU Medical School -- was basically unknown. The New York Times called it 'the one that got away,' meaning the paper had not reviewed it. But those who had, including the New Yorker and the Los Angeles Times, praised it."

"Paul Harding is the author of 'Tinkers,' a story about a man on his deathbed who remembers his New England upbringing, which won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction on Monday."

Interview on the PBS NewsHour:  http://www.pbs.org/newshour/art/blog/2010/04/conversation-pulitzer-prize-winner-in-fiction-paul-harding.html

Schedule of free readings:  http://www.albany.edu/writers-inst/webpages4/archives/sumread.html