There's been a lot of media hoopla about the lack of a fiction category winner for this years Pulitzer Prize, so much so that I haven't seen enough airtime given to this year's winning drama: Water by the Spoonful by Quiara Alegrķa Hudes.
Only in her mid 30s, this playwright has already received numerous awards. In fact, she was previously a Pulitzer finalist for her writing on In the Heights (my favorite musical of the decade). Water by the Spoonful is actually the second installment of a trilogy, a complex storyline that follows Elliot, an Iraq veteran who tries to regain a sense of normality after returning home. A review in Variety says, "Everyone in the play is living day to day -- or spoonful by spoonful, to echo Hudes' poignant metaphor -- enabled, hindered, and supported by an ever-interrelated reach of family and friends."
The third installment of the "Elliot Trilogy" will premiere in 2013. It's titled: The Happiest Songs Play Last.
Congratulations, Ms. Hudes!