Alumni Changing the World

Andy Greer ‘88

Author & Recipient of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction
Andrew "Andy" Greer '88 is the recipient of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction for his book Less. As a winner in the fiction division of the letters, drama, and music category, Less was recognized as a “distinguished piece by an American author, preferably dealing with American life.” The prestigious Pulitzer Prize has a cash award of $15,000. GDS is proud of Andrew’s recent accomplishments in fiction writing!

Andy was also recently appointed as a 2018 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellow. He is the author of several fiction pieces including the acclaimed books The Confessions of Max Tivoli, The Story of a Marriage, and in 2017, Less, named one of the best books of the year by The New York Times, Washington Post, Paris Review, San Francisco Chronicle, New York Post, and American Library Association.

The prestigious fellowship awards are given to “further the development of scholars and artists by assisting them to engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts, under the freest possible conditions and irrespective of race, color, or creed.”


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