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Indie Booksellers Respond to Pulitzer Fiction Snub

There was no Pulitzer Prize for fiction awarded this year, despite the fact that Train Dreams by Denis Johnson, Swamplandia! by Karen Russell and The Pale King by David Foster Wallace were all picked as finalists.

The news came as a blow to independent booksellers around the country, frustrated to lose sales bump that generally comes from the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Using our Best Indie Bookstores on Twitter list, we collected responses from booksellers around the country.

We recommend our readers follow Kimberly Burns’ advice: “No Pulitzer for fiction means go to an independent bookstore & ask a bookseller for a recommendation.” This GalleyCat editor also joined a Marketplace segment about how the fiction snub will hurt bookstore sales.


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