Queer Book News: Two Pulitzer Prize Winners, Wow!

There is much excitement around this year’s Pulitzer Prize winners, two of which are gay authors!

Andrew Sean Greer won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction with his novel Less.  A scintillating satire of the American abroad, a rumination on time and the human heart, a bittersweet romance of chances lost, by an author The New York Times has hailed as “inspired, lyrical,” “elegiac,” “ingenious,” as well as “too sappy by half,” Less shows a writer at the peak of his talents raising the curtain on our shared human comedy.

The Pulitzer officials have called it “a generous book, musical in its prose and expansive in its structure and range, about growing older and the essential nature of love.”

Another winner and gay author, Frank Bidart, received the Pulitzer Prize for poetry with Half-Light: Collected Poems 1965-2016. The Pulitzer website describes the book as “a volume of unyielding ambition and remarkable scope that mixes long dramatic poems with short elliptical lyrics, building on classical mythology and reinventing forms of desires that defy societal norms.”

As expected with this news, both prints are in high demand. This means both Less and Half-Light are currently on back-order, but you can order your copy of either (or both!) by clicking the links below and we’ll get it for you ASAP!

Less by Andrew Sean Greer — $26

Half-Light: Collected Poems 1965-2016 by Frank Bidart —  $20