How to find out if you’ve been nominated for a Pulitzer prize
Posted September 24, 2018 12:38:08With only one Pulitzer Prize to his name, Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Steinbeck has been known to take a very hard look at what he’s nominated for, especially when he knows his work will be considered one of the most important literary achievements of the 20th century.
However, this week he had a much different view on the award.
While he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for “The Grapes of Wrath” last month, it wasn’t his work that won the award, rather his work as a writer, as Steinbeck wrote, “the best I’ve written yet.”
According to a biography by the award-winning journalist Peter Kohn, Steinbeck was nominated in his 50s for his “Fulcrum Road,” a novel that had been nominated multiple times by other writers before he finally won it.
However this was his second time in the Pulitzer category, as he had previously been nominated twice for his work in “The Great Gatsby,” but was unable to win both times.
“This was the second time he’d been nominated in the 60s for a novel, so it seemed like a fairytale to him,” Kohn told News24.
“He thought he’d done a really good job on this book, and he thought the prize was great, so he thought ‘well, maybe I should get a little bit of a break and do another novel,'” he said.
“But he got this email from the editor of the New York Times, who was very impressed with his performance,” Kohns said.
In a post on Twitter, Steinbok said he was “overjoyed” to win the Pulitzer, and added he would be honored to receive a copy of the award for “FULCRUM ROAD.”
But he didn’t want to wait too long to celebrate, as his novel was soon to be published.
“I’ll be writing a book called FULCRUSM ROAD,” he said in his tweet.
In fact, it was only a few days after Steinbeck won the Pulitzer that he announced the publication of his book in the United States, in his first English-language novel.
“Fulgrim Road” is now available for purchase, with the first two chapters available for free, and the rest of the first novel for $7.99 on Amazon, the website for Steinbeck’s publishing company, J.D. Salinger.
“The world is coming to its senses and it is in a state of crisis,” Steinbeck said in the announcement.
“A generation of Americans is finding themselves in the middle of a crisis that will affect the lives of a great many people.
And I think we can do something about it.”
He continued, “I don’t think it is a bad idea to give people a taste of what they can expect when it’s over.”
The book is currently available for Kindle, and is being published by Penguin Random House.