Monday, April 18, 2011

Jennifer Egan Wins Pulitzer for Fiction

Winners of the 2011 Pulitzer Prizes have just been announced! Here are the winners in the book categories:
  • Fiction: A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan (Alfred A. Knopf) 
  • History: The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery by Eric Foner (W. W. Norton & Company) 
  • Biography: Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow (The Penguin Press) 
  • Poetry: The Best of It: New and Selected Poems by Kay Ryan (Grove Press) 
  • General Nonfiction: The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee (Scribner)
A Visit from the Goon Squad also recently won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction. 

Finalists for the Pulitzers include The Privileges by Jonathan Dee (Random House) and The Surrendered by Chang-rae Lee (Riverhead Books) in fiction and The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brain by Nicholas Carr (WW Norton) and Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History by S.C. Gwynne (Scribner) in general nonfiction. You can read more about the winners and finalists, as well as about the other Pulitzer categories, at the Pulitzer site.

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