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The 2012 Pulitzer Prizes Have Been Announced

Posted 4/17/2012 7:00 am by

Some Pulitzer Prize recipients representing the Associated Press.

Every hear, Columbia University honors the memory of newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer by gathering together the best achievements in writing, reporting, and journalism and giving the best of the best a big cash prize.  That’s the prize that gives the Pulitzer Prize its name.  This year had some very worth winners, including a great number of online writers, but it was not without some issues.  Here’s the complete list of Pulitzer Prize winners for 2012.

The controversy is that there was no Pulitzer Prize for fiction announced.  Now, this happens from time to time, and it’s always a big deal when they just decide that none of the nominated works were good enough.  That’s their prerogative, but one of the people nominated was the late, great David Foster Wallace, who write “Infinite Jest” in 1996 and is the most deserving person of the Pulitzer on the list for his posthumous novel “The Pale King.”  Now, I’ve not read that novel, but surely Wallace deserves a make-up award (like how they give make-up Oscars) for being snubbed a decade and a half ago.

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