Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Native Oklahoman Tracy Letts Wins Pulitzer Prize for 'August: Osage County'

Gads. Yippee. Hurray. Great news!!! Oklahoman Tracy Letts has won the Pulitzer Prize -- most prestigious American award for dramatic literature -- for his play 'August: Osage County.'

Chicago, Illinois (where Letts now lives) is taking plenty of credit but Tracy is the son of Oklahoma author Billie Letts so we get to celebrate and strut our stuff, too.

Click here to read the Associated Press story and also the Chicago Tribune article in which they say the award cements "his position among the top tier of living American playwrights." This is wonderful news, folks -- and a huge positive attention getter for our dear state since the play is set in Oklahoma (although it doesn't show us - shall we say -- "in the best of light").

I hope The Oklahoman will find time to report this if they aren't too busy commenting on immigration reform (HB 1804), remarks by Representative Sally Kern and "English only" legislation!

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