Johnson Takes the Pulitzer

Johnson Takes the Pulitzer

Adam Johnson’s The Orphan Master’s Son—the story of orphan Pak Jun Do’s journey up the ranks of North Korea’s dictatorship and his love for actress Sun Moon—has won this year’s Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, beating Nathan Englander’s What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank and Eowyn Ivey’s The Snow Child. Johnson’s previous works include the 2002 short story collection Emporium and the 2003 novel Parasites Like Us. Sharon Olds’ Stag’s Leap and Gilbert King’s Devil In The Grove won the prize in poetry and non-fiction respectively.

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This article originally appeared on Zola Books.