- Fiction: The Orphan Master’s Son – Adam Johnson
- Drama: Disgraced – Ayad Akhtar
- History: Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America’s Vietnam – Fredrik Logevall
- Biography: The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo – Tom Reiss
- Poetry: Stag’s Leap - Sharon Olds
- General Nonfiction: Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America – Gilbert King
- Music: Partita for 8 Voices – Caroline Shaw
Posts Tagged ‘pulitzer prize’
Fiction: No award
Drama: Water by the Spoonful by Quiara Alegría Hudes
History: Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention by Manning Marable
Biography: George F. Kennan: An American Life by John Lewis Gaddis
Poetry: Life on Mars by Tracy K. Smith
General Nonfiction: The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen J. Greenblatt
Please click here for the entire list; I only listed the book-related awards.
A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris
The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery by Eric Foner
Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow
The Best of It: New and Selected Poems by Kay Ryan
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddharta Mukherjee
Yesterday the Pulitzer Prizes were annouced. This prestigious award is annually handed out in the categories Journalism and Letters, Drama and Music. I’ll list the book winners below; for the rest please see the Pulitzer Prize website.
Fiction: Tinkers by Paul Harding
Drama: Next to Normal, book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey, music by Tom Kitt
History: Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke The World by Liaquat Ahamed
Biography or Autobiography: The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt by T. J. Stiles
Poetry: Versed by Rae Armantrout
General Nonfiction: The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and Its Dangerous Legacy by David E. Hoffman
The Pulitzer Prize winners for 2008 were announced today.
The winners for Letters and Drama are:
Fiction – The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz (first the Tournament of Books, now this; when it rains, it pours!); Drama – August: Osage County by Tracy Letts; History – What Hath God Wrought by Daniel Walker Howe; Biography – Eden’s Outcasts by John Matteson; Poetry – Time and Materials by Robert Hass (he also won the National Book Award for this) and Failure by Philip Schultz; General Nonfiction – The Years of Extermination by Saul Friedlander.
For the winners in Journalism, Music and the Special Citation winner (he’s not there, though) and more info, click here.