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Yet another win for women’s fiction this week – Donna Tartt has been awarded 2014’s Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for The Goldfinch.
Her third novel, the book was chosen over two other nominees, The Son by Philip Meyer and The Woman Who Lost Her Soul by Bob Shacochis. A sprawling epic about the life of a 13-year-old boy who survives an accident that kills his mother, judges described The Goldfinch as "a beautifully written coming-of-age novel with exquisitely drawn characters".The £60,000 prize has previously been awarded to The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck – 75 years old this week – The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton and Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell.
Tartt told USA Today she was "very happy and very delighted" to win the award and also "surprised".
Could this be a sign of things to come from the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, for which the novel is also shortlisted? We’ll find out in June.