April 16, 2012 8:32 PM

Pulitzer board stiffs ‘Swamplandia!’ and other well-regarded novels

It was the best of years; it was the worst of years. That might be one interpretation of the announcement Monday that no Pulitzer Prize would be awarded in fiction. While other major prize-awarding outfits have found a diverse array of books to honor, the Pulitzers this year passed by the literary category.

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