The first sentence in the Pulitzer winners of the last 10 years

Start with a bang, indeed.

Linda Caroll
Dec 5, 2019 · 4 min read

Good writing should start strong…

Bird by bird, buddy. Bird by bird.

— Anne Lamott

I think a book has a little more leeway

The first sentence in Pulitzer prize winning books from the last 10 years.

1. Pulitzer Winner, 2019

2. Pulitzer Winner, 2018

3. Pulitzer Winner, 2017

4. Pulitzer Winner, 2016

5. Pulitzer Winner, 2015

6. Pulitzer Winner, 2014

7. Pulitzer Winner, 2013

8. Pulitzer Winner, 2012

9. Pulitzer Winner, 2011

10. Pulitzer Winner, 2010


My opinion? They did not disappoint.


As promised, the year of no Pulitzer…

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