Tag Archives: Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

The Hours by Michael Cunningham

It has been a while since I read Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway, and I’m hazy on its details (+ my copy is back in Sri Lanka), so I don’t think I fully appreciated Michael Cunningham’s Pulitzer winning novel which pays homage to Woolf. The Hours (which, by the way, was Woolf’s working title for her […]

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

I am a volunteer at the local library bookstore. It is a second-hand bookshop, and it is very rarely I come home after my shift without a book! Last week I bought a hardcover copy of The Underground Railroad in mint condition for $5! I was not going to read it immediately, but when it […]

The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

The Sympathizer was a fascinating read. Having never read literature related to Vietnam War before, this book written by Viet Thanh Nguyen, a Vietnamese American helped me put things into perspective. I am a spy, a sleeper, a spook, a man of two faces. Perhaps not surprisingly, I am also a man of two minds. I am not […]