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Pulitzer Prize losers

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The Pulitzer Prize for fiction is the biggest prize in American literature. But this year the judges have made the controversial decision not to award the prize. Why not? Jen and Chris listen to a BBC News report about the ceremony.

This week's question: How many judges are there for the Pulitzer Prizes?

a) 9

b) 22

c) 102

Listen out for the answer at the end of the programme.

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Pulitzer Prize losers

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Vocabulary

riveting

gripping, captivating

a bookworm

someone who is devoted to reading books

prestigious

celebrated

fiction

made-up stories

an avid reader

a person who reads books enthusiastically

a good recommendation

an endorsement, good advice

award-winning

receiving a prize

shortlisted

selected for competition

worthy

acceptable, appropriate

a sign of the times

an indication of the current period

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