Having finished and reviewed my second National Book Award winner, I have now completed the 2012 Battle of the Prizes, American Version.
This challenge pits winners of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction against the winners of the National Book Award. Participants can read one Pulitzer winner, one National winner, and one double dipper, or read two of each. The challenge runs through January 2013, so there is still time to sign up!
My Pulitzer choices:
- A Bell for Adano by John Hersey (reviewed here)
- Tinkers by Paul Harding (reviewed here)
- Mr. Sammler's Planet by Saul Bellow (reviewed here)
- The Spectator Bird by Wallace Stegner (reviewed here)
Pulitzer possibilities include:
- The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
- One of Ours by Willa Cather
- Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
National possibilities include:
- The News from Paraguay by Lily Tuck
- Victory Over Japan by Ellen Gilchrist
- Them by Joyce Carol Oates
- Morte d'Urban by J.F. Powers