Last week, if you recall, we posted a story about how the Pulitzer jury refused to award a prize this year in the fiction category. There has been a lot of debate and several theories on why this happened. Regardless of the controversy, we thought, Why not? We wanted to talk about the books we loved last year. The books that had us boring our friends to tears about endless discussions on said book’s utter brilliance.

Now, we’re not dim. We know that some of our picks, perhaps all of them, would likely never be among those for the jury’s consideration. That’s okay. We still want to share with you, LitStackers, our choices for 2011’s best books. They didn’t and probably won’t win a Pulitzer either.

Share your picks in the comments! We want to hear from you!

2 thoughts on “Our Favorite Books That Also Didn't Win the Pulitzer”

  1. The Submission by Amy Waldman, Faith by Jennifer Haigh and State of Wonder by Ann Patchett. It is ludicrous that they couldn't choose a winner at all! There were many worthy books! (State of Wonder being one!) and these three all struck me as genius very early in the year. I have mentioned these three books as my favorites to so many people: great prose, thoughtful plots, and books with meaning that really resonated with me on a very personal level.

  2. Kathleen, I agree completely. It's an insult to all those well crafted novels that were published last year. I still don't understand the mentality behind not awarding the prize. Ridiculous, really. Thanks for the comment.

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