Monday, October 6, 2008

Pulitzer Prize Contest


Each year the Pulitzer Prize Nominating Jury selects three pieces of fiction to be considered for the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, the final award is selected by the Pulitzer Prize Board. This is the highest honor that an American author can receive.

I am organizing a reading challenge of Pulitzer Prize-winning works of fiction. Here are the rules:

1. Review the previous winners on the Pulitzer Prize website, and select five titles that have won the award during your lifetime.
2. Post an entry on your blog about which five titles you've selected, then post a comment here linking directly to that post.
3. Complete your reading of all the novels before October 31, 2009.
4. Post an entry on your blog when you're done reading all the books and write a brief summary/review/your thoughts (or compile a list of where you previously posted throughout the year), then post another comment here linking directly to that post.

On November 1, 2009, one lucky contestant who completed the contest will be selected as the winner (at random). Winners will get to select another five titles of award-winning books (Caldecott Medal, Newberry Medal, Printz Award, Pulitzer Prize, Man Booker Prize, Noble Prize in Literature, etc.) and they will be shipped to them.

If you have any questions, please email me or put it in a comment below.

If you're not smitten with the Pulitzer Prize books, never fear... we'll be setting up challenges for the Printz Award (Young Adult Literature), or you can partake in the Read the Nobels Challenge.

9 comments:

Sabrina said...

Great idea! Im up for it! Let me take a look at the list and then I will get back to you.

Jamie Moore said...

Aw, man! I totally want to do this but I seriously doubt I can read 5 books by the end of Oct. I'm lame, I know!! WAhhh!

Heather said...

Jamie,

You have until October 2009 to read five books, you weird nerd.

Kim said...

I like this idea! I think I may give it a go.
*Smiles*
Kim

Jamie Moore said...

Alright, fine! I'll bite!

Kim said...

I have posted my link!
*smiles*
Kim
http://pageafterpage-kim.blogspot.com/2008/10/another-2009-challenge.html

Kim said...

I answered your question you left in my comments! Thanks for visiting--
Kim
http://pageafterpage-kim.blogspot.com/2008/10/read-winners.html

~Kylee said...

I've made my choices. http://kylees2009.blogspot.com/2008/10/my-list-of-2009-reading-challenges-as.html

Whitney said...

Great idea! I'd love to join.