So. Elizabeth Strout, among other luminaries, walked away with the highest literary prize in the U.S. yesterday at 3pm. Whenever prizes of this magnitude are announced, it's only natural that people would wonder about the literary giants that marched before. However, not all have retained giant status.
Abe Books does us a favor by listing the Top 10 Forgotten Pulitzers. I had only heard of one - Lamb in his Bosom, a little-known novel about life in the south that preceeded Margaret Mitchell's win a few years later with her powerhouse bestseller Gone With the Wind. Mitchell counted Lamb in his Bosom among her favorite books.
Find out about the rest.