My Bold Prediction Was Wrong! Night Watch Takes the Pulitzer for Fiction, 2024

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Melissa Gouty
Literature Lust

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Book cover of Night Watch: Photo: Penguin Random House

Certainty is always dangerous!

I was so sure! Enthralled by walking through three centuries of American History on a single piece of land, (via reading,) I believed that Daniel Mason’s North Woods would win the 2024 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

I made “One Bold Prediction: North Woods Will Win the 2024 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.”

Admittedly, I was a little cocky because the previous year, I had predicted that Barbara Kingsolver’s Demon Copperhead would win, and it did.

Keep in mind that it was crazy for me to predict anything. I am not a Pulitzer Prize expert, nor am I a literary insider. I’m simply an avid reader who is passionate about books and…

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Melissa Gouty
Literature Lust

Writer, teacher, speaker, and observer of human nature. Content for HVAC & Plumbing Businesses. Author of The Magic of Ordinary. LiteratureLust and GardenGlory.