The 2015 Pulitzer Prize revealed – have you read this book? 11



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All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, a book we reviewed on March 4th, has just been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. The Pulitzer Prize is probably America’s most prestigious set of awards. There are fourteen categories for Journalism and nine for Letters, Drama and Music.

The prize for fiction this year carried a monetary value of $US 10,000 but the prestige is incalculable. It is awarded to an American author for a distinguished book of fiction, preferably about American life. The recipient is chosen by a Board of three (I hadn’t heard of any of them) and awarded at Columbia University.

The first prize for Fiction was awarded in 1948 to James Michner for ‘Tales of the South Pacific’. The prize has not been awarded five times. It has included the much loved To Kill A Mockingbird and most of the noted American authors of the last 67 years.

‘Starts at Sixty’ has also reviewed last year’s winner The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt.














All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Available via Booktopia for $25.25














The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

Available via Booktopia for $16.95


Tell us, did you read it? Will you read it now?

Vivienne Beddoe

  1. I’m still forcing my way through the 1997 Pulitzer Prize winning book Angela’s Ashes. The most depressing book I’ve ever read so far.

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    • I remember looking forward to reading Angela’s Ashes Leone and went out and bought it as a pair with the second volume “Tis”. It just did not get through to me, and although I read both books, I, too, found them depressing.

  2. Vivienne is too modest – it was her review of All the Light We Cannot See which was published on SAS, a wonderful insightful review which really made me want to follow her recommendation. Last year another of or reviewers, Valerie McCrae reviewed The Goldfinch – shows just how much talent there is in our SAS reviewers, many of the books we review are, or go on to be winners of so many literary prizes. Well done Vivienne and Valerie!

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