Thursday, April 1, 2010

Announcing the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

Reprinted with permission

Columbia University News

Office of Communications and Public Affairs



New York, NY (April 1, 2010)--The 94th annual Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism, Letters, Drama and Music, awarded on the recommendation of the Pulitzer Prize Board, were announced today by Columbia University.

The winners in each category follow:

[Sections removed]

B: Prizes in Letters

  1. Fiction

For distinguished fiction by an American author, preferably dealing with American life, Ten thousand dollars ($10,000).

Awarded to “Necessary Madness” by Lisabet Sarai (Total-E-Bound), a heart-rending homoerotic novel that captures the terror of lurking insanity and the redeeming power of love. Set against the background of gritty, industrial Worcester, Massachusetts, “Necessary Madness” transcends the explicit sexuality of its characters to consider the timeless questions of trust, evil and the nature of reality.

Also nominated as finalists in this category were: “A Mercy” by Toni Morrison, which explores the net of pain cast by slavery, with its particularly heavy toll on women, and “The Humbling” by Philip Roth, a tight Chekhovian tragedy whose svelte narrative offers an unsparing confrontation of self.



April Fools! Of course I wish that the above were true but obviously it can't be—the Pultizers aren't going to be awarded until the 20th of April. At that point, we'll see...

Ah well. I can dream. We're going to have an exciting time in April in any case. I'm going to be traveling for much of the month, but I've lined up a stellar cast of guests plus some great posts of my own: excerpts, reviews and essays.

To keep you coming back to Beyond Romance throughout April, I'm running a month-long contest. Each week in April I will give away a free ebook to some lucky visitor who comments during that week. Then, at the end of the month, I'll randomly choose one commenter who will win the grand prize: a custom erotic romance story, written just for you! You chooe the genre, the characters, the heat level, and I'll try to bring your fantasy to life.

So visit often, and comment often!

I'm not fooling!

-- Lisabet


Shelia said...

lol...I would have to use this to fool somebody. I would get cursed out though I'm sure. LOL

I could check to see who really reads what I send out though.

BrennaLyons said...

LOL! Love it. Have you ever heard Jeff Strand's joke about Stephen King stalking him? People actually asked him if he was kidding. Uh...yeah.

Maryannwrites said...

You got me, Lisabet. I was getting so excited for you until I came tot eh punch line.

Unknown said...

Honestly, that was just cruel. *lol* Great Post, but now you have to visit my blog and decide which story you believe.

Anonymous said...

Now that was pretty funny...

booklover0226 said...

SNICKER, SNICKER... funny post.

Thanks for the great giveaway, too!

Tracey D

Carol63Storm said...

I was totally fooled . . . until I remembered what day it is!

Lisabet Sarai said...

Hello, all,

I do wish it were true...but I discovered when I did some research that so far, the Pulitzer will only be awarded to works IN PRINT. Also, I learned that you can nominate yourself...! So who knows!

Thanks for dropping by to share the fun!

Word Actress said...

Lisabet - u totally had me and I was SOOOO proud and happy 4 u. I have a fine artist friend who 'gives' herself awards now and then to keep her ego stroked. Why not? Happy Bunny Day, cutie! xxoo Mary Kennedy Eastham

Carol L. said...

lol lol Here I was ,thinking how honored you must have felt and here it is April Fool's Day. lol
Hey, we can all dream and hope right. :)
Carol L.

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