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The 2019 Pulitzer Winners

The 2019 Pulitzer Prize winners have been announced. There are way too many to list here, so for a full run-down, you’ll want to dash on over to the official website.

But we did want to share with you some highlights.

FICTION
The Overstory by Richard Powers (W.W. Norton)
An ingeniously structured narrative that branches and canopies like the trees at the core of the story whose wonder and connectivity echo those of the humans living amongst them. Powers also won the National Book Award for The Echo Maker (2006).

 

 

POETRY
Be With, by Forrest Gander (New Directions)
A collection of elegies that grapple with sudden loss, and the difficulties of expressing grief and yearning for the departed.

 

 

 

DRAMA
Fairview, by Jackie Sibblies Drury
A hard-hitting drama that examines race in a highly conceptual, layered structure, ultimately bringing audiences into the actors’ community to face deep-seated prejudices.

 

 

NONFICTION (HISTORY)
Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom, by David W. Blight (Simon & Schuster)
A breathtaking history that demonstrates the scope of Frederick Douglass’ influence through deep research on his writings, his intellectual evolution and his relationships.

 

 

 

NONFICTION (BIOGRAPHY)
The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke, by Jeffrey C. Stewart (Oxford University Press)
A panoramic view of the personal trials and artistic triumphs of the father of the Harlem Renaissance and the movement he inspired.

 

 

 

NONFICTION (GENERAL)
Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America, by Eliza Griswold (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
A classic American story, grippingly told, of an Appalachian family struggling to retain its middle class status in the shadow of destruction wreaked by corporate fracking.

 

 

For the complete list, click here.

Congratulations to all!