2012 Pulitzer for fiction: No Award Given.
So. Not. Happy. It's like those years when you're around a bunch of people that don't know that it's your birthday. There's an emptiness, an echo. I feel like I got out of bed for nothing.
The committee *did* come up with 3 finalists: Train Dreams by Denis Johnson, Swamplandia! by Karen Russell and The Pale King by David Foster Wallace. I won't say it's cold comfort, but mighty coolish.
This hasn't happened since the 1970s. There was no award for fiction in 1971, 1974 or 1977. What if the 2010s are the 1970s all over again?
No Award Given. N.A.G. Yeah, this is going to nag at me all year.