Wednesday, April 23, 2014

2014 Pulitzer Prize Winners and Finalists in Letters and Drama

Winners and Finalists for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Letters and Drama 

For Fiction, Donna Tart's, "The Goldfinch," won. Fiction finalists included "The Son," by Philip Meyer, and "The Woman Who Lost Her Soul," by Bob Shacochis.

For Poetry, "3 Sections," by Vijay Seshadri won. Poetry finalists included, "The Sleep of Reason," by Morri Creech, and "The Big Smoke," by Adrian Matejka.

For Drama, "The Flick," by Annie Baker won. Drama finalists included, "The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence," by Madeleine George, and "Fun Home," book and lyrics by Lisa Kron, music by Jeanine Tesori.

For General Non-Fiction, "Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation" by Dan Fagin won. General Non-Fiction finalists included "The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger and a Forgotten Genocide," by Gary J. Bass, and "The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War," by Fred Kaplan.

For Biography or Autobiography"Margaret Fuller: A New American Life," by Megan Marshall. Biography and Autobiography finalists included "Jonathan Swift: His Life and His World," by Leo Damrosch, and "Karl Marx: A Nineteenth-Century Life," by Jonathan Sperber. 

For History"The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832," by Alan Taylor won. History finalists included "A Dreadful Deceit: The Myth of Race from the Colonial Era to Obama's America," by Jacqueline Jones, and "Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident and the Illusion of Safety," by Eric Schlosser.

(Image: By Daniel Chester French (1850-1931) ( [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)

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