Books Tinkers by Paul Harding Paperback, 191 pages, Consortium Book Sales & Dist, List Price: $14.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleTinkersAuthorPaul Harding Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary On his deathbed, surrounded by his family, George Washington Crosby's throughts drift back to his childhood and the father who abandoned him when he was twelve. Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Awards and Recognition Pulitzer Prize (2010) Also by Paul Harding Enon Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Tinkers An archive photo of Bellevue Hospital, the home of the tiny Bellevue Literary Press, which published Paul Harding's Tinkers. Courtesy of Bellevue Hospital Center Archives hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of Bellevue Hospital Center Archives The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books For A Tiny Press, The Pulitzer Arrives Out Of Nowhere April 16, 2010 Paul Harding's publisher, the tiny Bellevue Literary Press, published only a few thousand copies of his first novel, Tinkers. Expectations were low. Then it won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. For A Tiny Press, The Pulitzer Arrives Out Of Nowhere Listen · 4:33 4:33 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/126054322/126069553" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Best Books Of 2009 The Best Debut Fiction Of 2009 December 18, 2009 Granta editor John Freeman picks the year's top five debuts by fiction writers. The list includes three collections of short stories and two novels. Freeman says the era of the splashy debut might be gone, but these authors demonstrate, despite their short publishing histories, that first-time writers can still make a big impression. Excerpts: Best Books 2009 Excerpt: 'Tinkers' December 18, 2009 A dying man remembers his hardscrabble New England childhood in the debut novel from Paul Harding.