National Book Award Winner – Fortune Smiles

Not only is Adam Johnson the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his acclaimed novel about North Korea, The Orphan Master’s Son, and one of America’s most provocative and powerful authors, he is now also the winner of the 2015 National Book Award for Fiction.

Johnson’s Fortune Smiles is a collection of six stories that delve deep into love and loss, natural disasters, the influence of technology, and how the political shapes the personal. It is subtly surreal, darkly comic, both hilarious and heartbreaking. Johnson gives voice to the perspectives we don’t often hear, and offers readers a new way of looking at the world. 

Upon accepting the award, Mr. Johnson offered his thanks to everyone at Random House:  Gina Centrello, Susan Kamil, his publicist Maria Braeckel, and his editor David Ebershoff, “There is no finer place to be,” he said.

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