Late on this, but finally a Pulitzer for Cormac McCarthy. He could have easily won it years ago, but nonetheless, justice was done. For my money Cormac McCarthy is largely by himself in the pantheon of modern American lit, and while Echo Maker by Richard Powers was a very good novel, and Alice Mcdermott is a fine stylist and storyteller, the jury got it right. Late, but right.
These guys called it weeks ago, and did it with dispatch, by the way.
Speaking of the Tournament of Books, another great book that went a long way in that battle
is part of the Orange Prize shortlist and the odds on favourite. I'd bet conservatively here.
Posted by Dave