Adam Johnson

Adam Johnson
Fiction, Pulitzer

Adam Johnson won the Pulitzer Prize for his 2012 novel, The Orphan Master’s Son, and the National Book Award for his 2015 story collection, Fortune Smiles. Born in South Dakota and raised in Arizona, he teaches creative writing at Stanford University, where he founded the Stanford Graphic Novel Project. Johnson’s work, which often features a strain of absurdity, explores the isolated lives of characters at the edge of society and the sinister effects of the language of propaganda. 

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