Chronicle of the Pulitzer Prizes for Fiction: Discussions,

PART G: Supplements

The institution of Journalism at Columbia college has presented the Pulitzer Prize in view that 1917. these days there are prizes in 21 different types from the fields of journalism, literature and track. The Pulitzer Prize Archive provides the background of this award from its beginnings to the current: In elements A to E the awarding of the prize in every one type is documented, commented and organized chronologically. half F covers the heritage of the prize biographically and bibliographically. half G offers the historical past to the choices.

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Our first choice," as it reads in its report, "is N. Scott Momaday's House Made of Dawn... ' Our second choice is A World of Profit by Louis Auchincloss... which... is not uncharacteristic of the work of one of our best novelist of manners. Our third choice is And Other Stories by John O'Hara... " 1 6 1 Hohenberg states that "the Board's membership wasn't exactly ecstatic but it went along with House Made of Dawn"^62 and gave the Pulitzer Prize to the American Indian author N. Scott Momaday. 1 6 3 For 1970 the jury was once again reconstituted.

7 2 "When the report was distributed to the Advisory Board," Hohenberg found out, "two... wrote letters to try to influence their colleagues against The Grapes of Wrath... In the end" they were "unable to stop Steinbeck any more... When the award was voted by the university Trustees and made public, it was received with universal approval... The Pulitzer Prize served to confirm John Steinbeck's stature as a major American novelist," 73 who more than two decades later was also to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

23 THE A Reminiscence WILLIAM FAULKNER RANDOM HOUSE New York 24 The two jurors of 1965 had to judge more than eighty novels. "In our joint judgment the prize should go to Shirley Ann Grau for The Keepers of the House," as it was stated at the end of their joint report. 1 4 8 "The Keepers of the House is Miss Grau's fourth book of fiction," one juror emphasized and added: "With it she emerges, it seems to me, as, since the death of William Faulkner, the major Southern writer... " 1 5 0 As Hohenberg remarks, "there was no dissent in the Advisory Board," 1 5 1 and so the Pulitzer Prize for fiction went to Shirley Ann Grau.

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