Andrew Sean Greer Wins a Pulitzer, Puts A Dog In Pajamas

I first discovered Andrew Sean Greer’s “Less” through Ann Patchett’s blog. The book thrilled me — funny, savvy and so poetic. It was my favorite summer read ever, but if I’m being honest I didn’t think about it winning awards. Weighty books usually win these weighty awards. Books about gay people don’t often pick up big prizes. Less is a light, bright exception.

Check out this Amazon review from October 2017:
When I finished it, I bought four copies to give as gifts. The book is not going to win a Nobel or be taught in universities or anything but it was a pure pleasure to read and it’ll stay with me for the rest of my life.

Well, it didn’t win a Nobel prize (yet?!), just a Pulitzer! And it is sold out everywhere.

Andrew Sean Greer string of tweets about his win is perfect.  I can’t wait to read whatever he writes next!

 

 

Lambda Literary Finalists Announced

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This morning Lambda Literary announced the Lammy award nominees this morning.

Here are the nominees for the gay fiction category:

I’ve read three of these gay novels: After the Blue Hour, The End of Eddy, and Less. What I find exciting about seeing these three books together is how different they are. The dark and moody terror of After the Blue Hour is a world apart from the witty jet-setting age-anxiety in Less. The End of Eddy is an autobiographical novel about a struggling young boy in France.

I haven’t read any of the Gay Memoir/Biography nominees. Have you?:

 

Congratulations, Andrew Sean Greer!

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Andrew Sean Greer’s Less was my best beach read this summer. Buzz for this funny book is still building: the Washington Post named it a Top 10 book and the New York Times named it to their Top 100 list.

It’s sweet to see a novel by a gay men about a gay character get this kind of recognition. I agree with Ann Patchett: Less is “the book I’ve been looking for, and it seems quite possible it’s the book you’re looking for too”