>Here on the blog of the North Carolina Writers’ Network, we like to try and keep you up to date on national as well as regional literary news. The 2018 Pulitzer Prizes have been announced; here’s a summary of a few of the prizes given out to creative writers:
Fiction: Less (Lee Boudreaux Books/Little, Brown and Company) by Andrew Sean Greer.
“A generous book, musical in its prose and expansive in its structure and range, about growing older and the essential nature of love.”
Poetry: Half-light: Collected Poems 1965-2016 (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) by Frank Bidart.
A volume of unyielding ambition and remarkable scope that mixes long dramatic poems with short elliptical lyrics, building on classical mythology and reinventing forms of desires that defy societal norms.
General Nonfiction: Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) by James Forman, Jr.
An examination of the historical roots of contemporary criminal justice in the U.S., based on vast experience and deep knowledge of the legal system, and its often-devastating consequences for citizens and communities of color.
Drama: Cost of Living by Martyna Majok.
“An honest, original work that invites audiences to examine diverse perceptions of privilege and human connection through two pairs of mismatched individuals: a former trucker and his recently paralyzed ex-wife, and an arrogant young man with cerebral palsy and his new caregiver.”
Congratulations to all!
For the full list of winners, click here.