I’m sorry, but how cool is this?! Man writes book, man seeks publisher, man finds no takers, man abandons book, small publisher publishes book, man wins the Pulitzer Prize…and no one tells him! Check out NPR’s article For A Tiny Press, The Pulitzer Arrives Out Of Nowhere for this heartening story of Indies and underdogs.
Though Random House stepped up to boast about the two-book deal they signed with Mr. Paul Harding late in 2009, it was the understated Bellevue Literary Press that made Tinkers happen. Kudos to the quiet giants; so glad you’re still around!
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-Post by Megan Shaffer
-Paper Cuts ‘Tinkers’ by Paul Harding: The One That Got Away
-Powell’s Books’ Paul Harding Beats the Tar out of Time