Pulitzer Reading Challenge

Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Pulitzer Prizes

Join the New Mexico reading challenge to read 5 Pulitzer prize winning books in 5 months!!!

The New Mexico Humanities Council and libraries across the state are hosting reading discussions every month to explore a Pulitzer recognized work of fiction deemed among the best of the best by Pulitzer Prize judges. 

Libraries hosting the monthly reading discussion programs include the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Library - South Broadway Branch, the Clovis-Carver Public Library in Clovis, the Marshall Memorial Library in Deming, the Octavia Fellin Public Library in Gallup, the Thomas C. Donnelly Library of New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas, and the Thomas Branigan Memorial Library in Las Cruces, NM. Each hosting library will challenge and engage their respective community to read the five novels.

Representing different historical periods, regions, and cultural contexts that reveal meaningful perspectives on ourselves, our culture, and the world we live in, the selected texts are: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz (winner, 2008); The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich (finalist, 2009); The Stories of John Cheever by John Cheever (winner, 1979); Beloved by Toni Morrison (Winner, 1988); and Lovely, Dark, Deep by Joyce Carol Oates (finalist, 2015).

Join the conversation online at our blog, http://nmhc5pulitzerbookchallenge.blogspot.com/

Let us know what you're reading and thinking by using the hashtag #pulitzer100, https://twitter.com/hashtag/pulitzer100

To learn more about the reading challenge, please visit the New Mexico Humanities Council Pulitzer Dialogues web page, http://nmhum.org/PulitzerCampfire

This program is part of the Pulitzer Prizes Centennial Campfires Initiative, a joint venture of the Pulitzer Prizes Board and the Federation of State Humanities Council in celebration of the 2016 centennial of the Prizes. The initiative seeks to illuminate the impact of journalism and the humanities on American life today, to imagine their future and to inspire new generations to consider the values represented by the body of Pulitzer Prize-winning work.