Pulitzer Prizes for Books

The Pulitzer Prizes have just been announced. The winners in books are:

Fiction: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Diaz (Riverhead Books)

History: What Hath God Wrought: the Transformation of America, 1815-1848, Daniel Walker Howe (Oxford University Press)

Biography: Eden’s Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father, John Matteson (W.W. Norton)

Poetry (two winners): Time and Materials Robert Hass (Ecco/HarperCollins) and

Poetry: “Failure,” by Philip Schultz (Harcourt)

General Nonfiction:The Years of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945, Saul Friedlander (HarperCollins)

The full list of winners is available at the AP site. Bob Dylan received a Special Citation!

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