An Alaska author was a finalist this year for a Pulitzer Prize.

Mat-Su author Eowyn Ivey lives in Chickaloon and is the author of "The Snow Child." The Anchorage Daily Newssays her publisher called her with the news on Monday to tell her the judges considered her book for the Pulitzer Prize in fiction. The top award went Monday to "The Orphan Master's Son," by Adam Johnson. "What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank" by Nathan Englander shared finalist honors with "The Snow Child."

When Ivey's book came out last year, it was received with critical praise and made the best-seller list in several countries.