Adam Johnson's "The Orphan Master's Son" has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
The Pulitzer committee cited Johnson's book as an "Exquisitely crafted novel that carries the reader on an adventuresome journey into the depths of totalitarian North Korea and into the most intimate spaces of the human heart."
The book deals with intertwined themes of propaganda, identity and state power in North Korea.
Johnson is a 1996 graduate of McNeese State University alumnus.
Johnson obtained a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program and is currently an associate professor of English at Stanford University.