Fifty Shades of Grey novel nominated to the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

April 1, 2013

It was announced today that the erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey by British author E. L. James will be nominated to the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. The board said that Fifty Shades is a “vastly realized, novel as high spirited as it is intelligent . . . Like the masks of Greek drama, Fifty Shades of Grey is equal parts comedy and tragedy, but its real triumph is its emotional abundance, delivered with consummate authority and grace.”

Fifty Shades of Grey

Even though some critics were not as enthusiastic about the novel, the committee chose to nominate Fifty Shades of Grey despite them. The committee said that the devised asymmetry is a genius of literary writing, the emotional toll was exasperating and that the “fascinated readers never felt short-changed by the author who took them further and further into the emotional abyss”.

Further justification came on a sidebar with several of the committee member who said, off the record, that the novel also made their wives “really, really horny”.

Happy April Fools 🙂

Zohar – Man of la Book

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13 Comments

  • Sophie April 1, 2013 at 8:53 am

    Haha, nice try, Zohar! 😉

  • Alex Baugh April 1, 2013 at 9:30 am

    Well, I did a double take then remembered what day today is. Good one, Zohar! 🙂

  • JasonBrownPDX April 1, 2013 at 11:26 am

    i was physically and emotionally pained, till i remembered the date. you definitely got me 🙂

  • NancyO April 1, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    You are really good! My first reaction was literally an out-loud OMG NO! Then I saw the April Fool’s notice.

  • Carol Wong April 1, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    My eyes bugged out when I saw that!

  • Carl April 1, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    Beautiful, Zohar, totally got me! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

  • April Kempler April 1, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    You are so naughty Man of La Book!

  • Sharon Henning April 1, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    You got me. I was about to send a hot reply. Now I’m just hugely relieved.

  • Spangle April 2, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    Hehe! I nearly fell for that one!

  • Michael @ Literary Exploration April 2, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    You shouldn’t scare people like that 😛

  • Helen Maryles Shankman April 3, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    Oh my God, I didn’t realize this was a joke until I got to the end! You got me, Zohar!

  • Ryan April 4, 2013 at 3:31 am

    Not even for a second.

  • Freda Mans April 6, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    Had me going…. lol.. I love that book though.

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