Who will be the 2013 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Fiction?

March 27, 2013

Well, here it is. The final Pulitzer Prize prediction list for 2013. As we have done for the past five years, we once again offer our prediction for the Pulitzer winner in the category of fiction. The list uses the same regression analysis and model that successfully predicted the 2011 Pulitzer Prize Winner. Please keep in mind that this is a prediction and in no way can we guarantee the prize outcome. But we can always count on insightful community discussions. The books that are surfaced, and the comments about them are always engaging and interesting.

The Pulitzer winner and finalists will be anounced on April 15 at 3pm.

The 2013 PPrize Prediction List for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

1.Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain
2.A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers
3.The Round House by Louise Erdrich
4.The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson
5.This is How you Lose Her by Junot Diaz
6.Magnificence by Lydia Millet
7.The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers
8.Canada by Richard Ford
9.Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon
10.Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club by Benjamin Saenz
11.Blasphemy by Sherman Alexie
12.Battleborn by Claire Vaye Watkins
13.One Last Thing Before I Go by Jonathan Tropper
14.Dog Stars by Peter Heller
15.Watergate by Thomas Mallon

Note: The books on these lists are not endorsements. We are not stating that any particular book deserves to win the Pulitzer Prize. Nor are we saying what book should win. Rather we are presenting the books we think are most likely to be selected by the Pulitzer organization as the winner based upon notable and best book lists, other awards and award nominations, an author's track record, and the types of books that have won in the past.

Comment on our lists, or offer your own opinion about who you think will win the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction: