Tuesday, April 19, 2011

2011 Pulitzer Prizes Announced

The Pulitzer Prize winners for 2011 have been announced (yesterday?), and these were the winners in the letters/drama categories:
  • Fiction: A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan (Knopf)
  • General nonfiction: The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee (Scribner)
  • History: The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery by Eric Foner (Norton)
  • Biography: Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow (Penguin Press)
  • Drama: Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris
  • Poetry: The Best of It: New and Selected Poems by Kay Ryan (Grove Press)
As usual, I haven't read any of the award winners, and I have to say none of them really look like anything I'm going to be rushing out to buy. But I might look for Jennifer Egan's book at the library - I've been a little curious about that one, if only for the title.


  1. Ah, I LOVe list season! I can't believe it's already here. I need to go book shopppppiiiiing!!!! :O)

  2. nope, have not read a one of them either.

  3. Haven't read of them either, although A Visit from the Good Squad sounds interesting.


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