Andrew Sean Greer has won the Pulitzer Prize in the Fiction category for his novel Less (Lee Boudreaux/Little, Brown). The award, given for “distinguished fiction published in book form during the year by an American author, preferably dealing with American life,” comes with a prize of $15,000.
The Pulitzer jury called Less “a generous book, musical in its prose and expansive in its structure and range, about growing older and the essential nature of love.” Greer’s genre work includes The Confessions of Max Tivoli (Picador) and The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells (Ecco).
The winners will be honored at a luncheon in May at Columbia University’s Low Library in New York NY. For more information and a list of other winners, see the Pulitzer website.