Re: James Ellroy for the Pulitzer? WAS: Re: RARA-AVIS: Elmore Leonard

From: Valerie E. Polichar (
Date: 22 Jan 2004

On the other hand, I like Mosley, but I'm not sure I feel he either has affected the genre in a significant enough way, or is a fine enough writer, to warrant this level of award.

Then again, mark how the Pulitzer is defined: It "honors books which address the largest themes in life, the raw passion and tragedy of the human condition."

The Nobel is different. It is to be given to the person who "shall have produced in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction."

I'm not sure what an "ideal direction" is...

(I'd put Sallis as a name for some significant award, myself, but I am manifestly biased.)


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