Friday, April 16, 2010

One for the Little Guy

Cheers all around for writer Paul Harding, who had a hard time putting out his first novel, "Tinkers". A number of publishers wouldn't bother with it. He finally got it done by a small press.

Well, without the big budget of a major house, and without any dumb, pumped-up controversy, and without any gimmicks, the book won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

Wow. Simple word-of-mouth recommendations for good writing, and the first time in almost thirty years that a book from a small press has won this prestigious prize.

Great for him, and it's what I've been saying-- a lot of big publishers wouldn't know a good book if it came up and bit them in the ass.

I'll be giving this a read. The man's my hero.

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