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The 2012 Publitzer Prize: Juror Scott Wilson Nominates Barry Hannah

Scott Wilson - The Pitch

When the Pulitzer Prize board failed to award a prize for fiction this year, we came up with one of our own, the Publitzer Prize. This week, we’re letting you – the public – nominate potential finalists.  But first, our team of expert jurors share their official Publitzer nominations.

Library Interview: People's Liberation Big Band on Battleship Potemkin

Battleship Potemkin movie poster

Silent movies were almost never silent. There was always music. The Library and the People’s Liberation Big Band will recreate the silent film experience with a screening of the classic Soviet silent feature Battleship Potemkin.

The 2012 "Publitzer" Prize: Juror Kaite Stover’s Official Nomination

Kaite Stover, Publitzer juror

When the Pulitzer Prize board announced that there was no fiction winner this year, we came up with an award of our own: The Publitzer Prize. This week, we're letting you – the public – nominate potential finalists. But first, our jurors share their official Publitzer nominations.

Video: Crosby Kemper III Explains the Publitzer Prize for Fiction

Crosby Kemper III

The Pulitzer Prize board’s failure is your opportunity, says Library Director Crosby Kemper III. When it was announced that no Pulitzer award for fiction would be given in 2012, the Library launched a new prize in letters – one that’s ruled by the people.

Cast Your Nomination for the 2012 "Publitzer" Prize for Fiction

Publitzer Prize Medal

When it was announced earlier this week that no award was given for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, we thought: Why not let the public decide? So, we cooked up the first-ever Publitzer Prize for Fiction. Cast your vote now!