John Carvalho’s Pulitzer Prize Submitted Autobiography “The Crisis Of Our Time” Diversifies Nonfiction Genre

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John Carvalho’s masterpiece “The Crisis Of Our Time,” a potential Hollywood film, has been submitted for the Pulitzer Prize because its unique, literary artistry revolutionizes the way nonfiction can be written.

We are very honored to submit my new book for this year’s Pulitzer Prize

It is said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. However, like German philosopher Immanuel Kant, Dr. John Carvalho, former Harvard University scholar, asserts that beauty can only be recognized by the community of “properly disposed” viewers—those who are “enlightened” because they strive for excellence instead of mediocrity. Indeed, in his newly published book “The Crisis Of Our Time” (AuthorHouse), Carvalho advocates for excellence while educating his readership about humanity’s personal and universal struggles. As he provides resolutions to the world’s difficulties, Carvalho simultaneously employs a creative writing style that suggests a new way by which nonfiction can be composed. Given that his manuscript diversifies the nonfiction genre, John Carvalho’s provocative, 372-page opus has been submitted for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize, America’s highest literary award.

“We are very honored to submit my new book for this year’s Pulitzer Prize,” announced an ecstatic Dr. John Carvalho to the media and his fans. “It is a dream come true for any author to craft a work that possesses philosophical depth, artistic expression, and universal meaning. My readers, including young people, tell me that the manuscript encompasses these elements and, as a result, we are confident that it is a Pulitzer Prize-worthy entry. ‘The Crisis Of Our Time’ has changed the way that one can write nonfiction and yet still engage a diverse audience.”

Dr. John Carvalho, a world traveler and winner of the prestigious United States National Research Service Award, states that his book “tackles the key issues presently plaguing our society: global health and spread of infectious diseases, economic recession, planetary climate change, fiscal austerity, and the personal, psychological stress that we encounter while we try to find meaning amidst a world of apparent purposelessness.” Employing his theory of “causal circular systems,” derived from biology and public health research, he shows how causes, that have mediocrity as their foundation, feed off and exacerbate effects, which, in turn, reinforce those same causes. Carvalho then applies the concept of “causal circular systems” to other problems, such as economic troubles, adverse climate change, and detrimental foreign policy. “I even reveal the possibility that a causal circular system underlies all of reality itself—answering the age old question ‘why is there something rather than absolutely nothing at all?’” says Carvalho, referring to the third section of his book, which reads like fiction, but is actually recounting true, human experience and revealing competing philosophical worldviews such as scientific-materialist reductionism, Judeo-Christianity, and German Idealism-European Romanticism. “Causal circular systems could be central to understanding human psychology, human mortality and what it means to be human,” says Carvalho. “Regardless of one’s persuasion, however, the book reveals that there is hope in our time if only we strive to excel rather than succumb to mediocrity and despair.”

“The Crisis Of Our Time,” now selling in 40 countries, has already generated discussion in Hollywood because some of its chapters have cinematic potential. Additionally, it instantly earned its author an AIMA “Best Literary Writer” nomination.

Though Dr. John Carvalho is already well published in the scholarly press, his new book possesses numerous elements that would be particularly interesting to the literature community. For example, the first chapter, “Either Russia Or Portugal,” plays on Kierkegaard’s existentialism and depicts two stories that are exactly superimposable, word for word, punctuation for punctuation; essentially true opposites that highlight Carvalho’s philosophical position regarding the purposefulness of reality. Similarly, throughout the book Carvalho subtly implies a “double meaning” with “style” and “grammar” to parallel his challenge to social views and government laws that are normally held so sacrosanct. The latter chapters, which read like “wild fiction,” are actually a challenge to conventional wisdom and an analysis of the unity of conscious experience whereby what appears as frivolous and insignificant could have crucial meaning. Finally, the epilogue, which was inspired by the writings of novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez and poet Maya Angelou, tells the entire “history of the world” in a “single paragraph”—one that comically plays on word meaning and yet reveals the serious, complex failures and triumphs of the human race. Ironically, both literary giants died this past year prior to Carvalho publishing “The Crisis Of Our Time.”

“I believe that the creative style of the manuscript and the sale of the book in both paperback and as an electronic eBook will attract a wider readership, including young people,” states Carvalho.

The Pulitzer Prizes, established in Columbia University by the will of the first Joseph Pulitzer, are awarded in the categories of journalism, letters, and music. The letters category includes awards for fiction, plays, U.S. history, biography, autobiography, verse and nonfiction. The Pulitzers are given annually.

“Columbia University has confirmed that our submission for 2014 is complete,” says Dr. Carvalho. “However, the awards will not be announced until April 20th. As we await the decisions, I wish all those who have entries the very best because a Pulitzer Prize submission is a milestone in an author’s career.”

Dr. John Carvalho states that he will be doing book signings and giving television, radio, and print-media interviews around the nation this year, and that he is furthering the message of “The Crisis Of Our Time” through film. On August 10th, 2014 he hosted a marquee, red carpet event and global book launch at the world famous Bugatta in Hollywood.

AuthorHouse, the world leader in print-on-demand, is the publisher for The Crisis Of Our Time. The Indiana-based company lists over 60,000 book titles, including those written by Hollywood celebrities, U.S. Senators, and best selling, career authors. The company, via collaboration, has 38,000 retailers worldwide including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Baker and Taylor. A number of its printed books have been converted into Hollywood motion pictures.

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