Re: Colson Whiteheads book wins pulitzer - why?


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Posted by Jenn on February 12, 2018 at 12:29:59:

In Reply to: Colson Whiteheads book wins pulitzer - why? posted by jenn on February 11, 2018 at 12:15:53:

: Colson Whitehead has written many novels in varying genres. But when he, as an African American, writes about the Underground Railroad, he wins the National Book Award and a Pulitzer. What does it say about how the winners are chosen? Quality of the writing, or the politically correct choice?

The Pulitzer always goes to an established writer who is seen as "the most deserving." In this case, Whitehead is an established writer who writes somewhat experimentally and also happened to write about a subject that is "politically correct" for the times.



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