Announcing the Pulitzers

The Pulitzer Prizes have been announced. Here are the winners in Literature, Drama, History, Biography, Poetry, and General Nonfiction, along with the reason given by the committee:

UndergroundFiction – The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead – „For a smart melding of realism and allegory that combines the violence of slavery and the drama of escape in a myth that speaks to contemporary America.”

 

Drama – Sweat by Lynn Nottage – „For a nuanced yet powerful drama that reminds audiences of the stacked deck still facing workers searching for the American dream.”

BloodHistory – Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy by Heather Ann Thompson – „For a narrative history that sets high standards for scholarly judgment and tenacity of inquiry in seeking the truth about the 1971 Attica prison riots.”

 

Biography – The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between by Hisham Matar – „For a first-person elegy for home and father that examines with controlled emotion the past and present of an embattled region.”

OlioPoetry – Olio by Tyehimba Jess – „For a distinctive work that melds performance art with the deeper art of poetry to explore collective memory and challenge contemporary notions of race and identity.”

 

General Nonfiction – Evicted by Matthew Desmond – „For a deeply researched exposé that showed how mass evictions after the 2008 economic crash were less a consequence than a cause of poverty.”

autor: Chris Schluep 

sursa: The Amazon Book Review

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