Pulitzer Winner Adam Johnson Returns With 'Fortune Smiles'

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Adam Johnson won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction for his novel, "The Orphan Master's Son," about propaganda and power in North Korea. In his new short story collection "Fortune Smiles," Johnson turns his lens mostly back to our American shores -- and even the Bay Area -- as his characters struggle to maintain their humanity amid technology's temptations and the loss that comes from cancer and natural disasters.


Adam Johnson, associate professor of English at Stanford University and author of "Fortune Smiles"