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

  • SophieApril 1, 2013 at 8:53 am

    Haha, nice try, Zohar! 😉

  • Alex BaughApril 1, 2013 at 9:30 am

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

  • JasonBrownPDXApril 1, 2013 at 11:26 am

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

  • NancyOApril 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 WongApril 1, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    My eyes bugged out when I saw that!

  • CarlApril 1, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    Beautiful, Zohar, totally got me! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

  • April KemplerApril 1, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    You are so naughty Man of La Book!

  • Sharon HenningApril 1, 2013 at 10:39 pm

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

  • SpangleApril 2, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    Hehe! I nearly fell for that one!

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

    You shouldn’t scare people like that 😛

  • Helen Maryles ShankmanApril 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!

  • RyanApril 4, 2013 at 3:31 am

    Not even for a second.

  • Freda MansApril 6, 2013 at 6:03 pm

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

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