Pulitzer Prize Books Announced

April 23, 2009

The Pulitzer Prize, awarded for works of distinction in Fiction, History, Biography, Poetry and General Nonfiction, were announced the other day. The winners receive $10,000 and a certificate. Below is a list of the winners and finalists:

Fiction
Winner: Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
Finalists: The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich
All Souls by Christine Schutt

History
Winner: The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family by Annette Gordon-Reed
Finalists: This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War by Drew Gilpin Faust
The Liberal Hour: Washington and the Politics of Change in the 1960s by G. Calvin Mackenzie & Robert Weisbrot

Biography
Winner: American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House by Jon Meacham
Finalists: Traitor to His Class: The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt by H.W. Brands
The Bin Ladens: An Arabian Family in the American Century by Steve Coll

Poetry
Winner: The Shadow of Sirius by W. S. Merwin
Finalists: Watching the Spring Festival by Frank Bidart
What Love Comes to: New & Selected Poems by Ruth Stone

General Nonfiction
Winner: Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II by Douglas A. Blackmon
Finalists: Gandhi and Churchill: The Epic Rivalry That Destroyed an Empire and Forged Our Age by Arthur Herman
The Bitter Road to Freedom: A New History of the Liberation of Europe by William I. Hitchcock

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