Nashville, TN (PressExposure) September 25, 2007 -- Two writers, each a world away from the other have recently completed the novel, âThe Mango Tree CafÃ©, Loi Kroh Roadâ. The co-writers, Alan Solomon and Taryn Simpson live in different parts of the world and used the internet as their sole means to collaborate on this riveting, emotional novel.
Taryn Simpson has announced that she will be submitting the book for consideration for the Pulitzer Prize in category, âBest Fictional Novel.â
The Pulitzer is the oldest and most prestigous of the American Awards awarded each year in April by Columbia University for excellence in Literary Arts, Journalism, Education, Drama and Music. There are four awards in 'Letters' - Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Biography and History. The Pulitzer Prizes are named after the Hungarian newspaper publisher, Joseph Pulitzer, who set aside money in his will in 1907 to establish the prizes. In general, only U.S. Citizens are eligible to apply for the prizes in letters, drama and music. The Winners in each area receive US $10,000 and a certificate, and a lot of prestige. Simpson also stated that the book will be available for national release within the next 4-6 weeks but is immediately available at : http://www.lulu.com/content/1019489
The book is a work of fiction based loosely on Alan Solomon's life in ChiangMai, Thailand. The main character buys a restaurant near the jungles of Thailand that sits upon the most legendary mystical road in the world. Legend states that whoever walks upon Loi Kroh Road will be forever changed or shall never be seen or heard from again. In fact, the English translation of "Loi Kroh Road" is "Wash Your Bad Luck Away".