Monday, April 20, 2009

Elizabeth STROUT wins the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

MAINE-BORN Elizabeth Strout has won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, it was announced on April 20, 2009, for her “novel in stories,” Olive Kitteridge (Random House, 2008), a collection of 13 interconnected stories about a crusty retired schoolmistress in small-town Maine. Olive Kitteridge was also shortlisted for the 2008 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction. Strout’s first novel, Amy and Isabelle (1999), won the 1999 Los Angeles Times/Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction and The Chicago Tribune’s Heartland Prize, and was shortlisted for the 2000 Orange Prize for Fiction and the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. Her second novel, Abide With Me, was published in 2006.

The two finalists for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction were Louise Erdrich for The Plague of Doves (HarperCollins, 2008) and Christine Schutt for All Souls (Houghton Mifflin, 2008).

Photograph of Elizabeth Strout courtesy of Miriam Berkley


Anonymous Idzan Ismail said...

Hi Eric

I have been lookng for the book since last year.
Is it available at MPH?
I find it hard to find books by Alice Hoffman, Elinor Lipman, Elizabth Strout and Jo-Ann Mapson at any of our bookstores.
Is there a possibility that you can order the all-tme American classic A Tree Grows In Brooklyn by Betty Smith?

Tuesday, April 21, 2009 1:51:00 AM  
Blogger Eric Forbes said...

Dear Idzan:
I don't work for MPH Bookstores, but I will forward your email to MPH Bookstores. I enjoy Alice Hoffman, Elinor Lipman and Elizabeth Strout. I am not familiar with Jo-Ann Mapson, but will check her out. Betty Smith's A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is wonderful.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009 9:12:00 AM  
Blogger Eric Forbes said...

I checked with MPH Bookstores and they told me that they will be able to get in books by Elizabeth Strout and Alice Hoffmann. They are still searching for Elinor Lipman and Jo-Ann Mapson's books.

You might also like to place an order for Betty Smith's A Tree Grows in Brooklyn at MPH Mid Valley. I believe it is published under the Arrow imprint (distributed by Pansing in Malaysia and Singapore) and retailed at RM45.90.

Sunday, April 26, 2009 4:30:00 PM  

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