|Pulitzer winner, fiction|
I walked around the store prior to the announcements, considering some of my favorite fiction from last year and reviewing my store's First Edition Club picks. My list's frontrunner, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk didn't even make the shortlist, much to my surprise. It was both a personal and odds-on favorite for the award considering its award history. And of course I gave a nod to Louise Erdrich's The Round House for its previous showing in award season. Again, not a finalist.
What about y'all? Were you surprised with the results or were you expecting those titles to win all along? What books were you hoping would win that didn't?