HOOORAY FOR SERIOUS FICTION!!!
HOORAY FOR THE GREAT USA WHERE THEY VALUE GOOD BOOKS!!!
Hot on the heels of Cormac McCarthy winning a Pulitzer prize for his awesome novel The Road (My fave novel of last year) comes a MASSIVE WIN for Denis Johnson and Tree Of Smoke (My fave novel this year).
To cap it all the bloke didn't even turn up to receive the award.
He was on assignment in Iraq...
Where are the British writers of fiction to compete with the masters of the craft stateside? Anyone enlighten me?