Thursday, March 10, 2005

Someone I actually know may be up for a Pulitzer

As reported by Chicago Tribune columnist Eric Zorn, the not-closely-guarded-at-all list of possible Pulitzer-Prize nominees for journalism has been leaked to Editor and Publisher magazine, and included on the list is my acquaintance and Tribune cultural critic Julia Keller. Ms. Keller, as far as I'm concerned, is one of the smartest newspaper writers in America, and all of you in Chicago not reading her regular columns are really missing out. (Here's a typically fascinating one, for example, on reexamining the impact the novel Atlas Shrugged has had, on the occasion of Ayn Rand's 100th birthday.) It wouldn't surprise me a bit of this list leaked to Editor and Publisher turned out to be true.