"Man acts as though he were the shaper and master of language, while in fact language remains the master of man." -- Heidegger
Doctorow won the PEN/Faulkner. Probably, he was the favorite. Interesting shortlist: William Henry Lewis, Karen Fisher, Bruce Wagner, and James Salter (Frank would be pleased). Anyone read any of these books? Were any of them awesome? Pleased me that two story collections were finalists.