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Bob Shacochis a Finalist for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction

April 15, 2014

Writers' Workshop graduate Bob Shacochis, an acclaimed American novelist, short story writer, and literary journalist, was named a finalist for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Shacochis was nominated for his work The Woman Who Lost Her Soul.

The 2014 prize went to Donna Tartt, for her best-selling novel The Goldfinch. Pulitzer winners and finalists are announced simultaneously.

The Woman Who Lost Her Soul, published by Atlantic Monthly Press, is a novel spanning 50 years and three continents. The book explores the murky world of American foreign policy before 9/11, using provocative themes to raise difficult moral questions.

Shacochis is the author of four books of nonfiction, and The Woman Who Lost Her Soul is his fourth book of fiction. He teaches creative writing at Florida State University.

For more information:
2014 Pulitzer Prize Citations for Fiction
The Unquiet Americans, New York Times Book Review
Bob Shacochis Interview, LA Review of Books