Cinderella Backstory (How a quiet novel from a small press scored the biggest prize in literature)

In the Boston Globe today, a great story on Tinkers, Paul Harding's small press novel that just won the Pulitzer:
For three years, Paul Harding’s unpublished novel, “Tinkers,’’ sat in a drawer. The writer, a former Boston rock drummer who grew up in Wenham, had tried selling it, but nobody was interested.

“I thought, ‘Maybe I’ll be a writer who doesn’t publish,’ ’’ Harding, 42, said this week, a day after “Tinkers’’ earned him the Pulitzer Prize for fiction — the first book by a small publisher to do so in nearly three decades.
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