From Barbara Hoffert’s Pulitzer Prizes 2013: Yes, There Is a Fiction Award and Much More over at LJ:
Despite the anxiety, was there really any doubt that the Pulitzer Prize board would pick a fiction winner this year? Not after the hugely negative response to last year’s decision to forgo an award, which had people challenging the Pulitzer process itself. What really rankled was the idea that somehow contemporary fiction did not measure up. Now here comes this year’s winner, Adam Johnson’s The Orphan Master’s Son (Random), to blow that idea out of the water.