Winners of the Pulitzer Prize have been announced
The Pulitzer Prizes have honored journalism and the arts since 1917. Some of this year’s award-winning titles include:
Winner – Fiction
The Netanyahus: An Account of a Minor and Ultimately Even Negligible Episode in the History of a Very Famous Family, by Joshua Cohen (New York Review Books). A mordant, linguistically deft historical novel about the ambiguities of the Jewish-American experience, presenting ideas and disputes as volatile as its tightly-wound plot.
Finalists – Fiction
Monkey Boy, by Francisco Goldman (Grove Press)
Palmares, by Gayl Jones (Beacon Press)
Winner – Biography
Chasing Me to My Grave: An Artist’s Memoir of the Jim Crow South, by the late Winfred Rembert as told to Erin I. Kelly (Bloomsbury). A searing first-person illustrated account of an artist’s life during the 1950s and 1960s in an unreconstructed corner of the deep South–an account of abuse, endurance, imagination, and aesthetic transformation.
Finalists – Biography
Pessoa: A Biography, by Richard Zenith (Liveright/Norton)
The Doctors Blackwell: How Two Pioneering Sisters Brought Medicine to Women and Women to Medicine, by Janice P. Nimura (W. W. Norton & Company)
Winner – Poetry
frank: sonnets, by Diane Seuss (Graywolf Press). A virtuosic collection that inventively expands the sonnet form to confront the messy contradictions of contemporary America, including the beauty and the difficulty of working-class life in the Rust Belt.
Finalists – Poetry
Refractive Africa: Ballet of the Forgotten, by Will Alexander (New Directions)
Yellow Rain, by Mai Der Vang (Graywolf Press)
Winner – General Non-Fiction
Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival & Hope in an American City, by Andrea Elliott (Random House). An affecting, deeply reported account of a girl who comes of age during New York City’s homeless crisis–a portrait of resilience amid institutional failure that successfully merges literary narrative with policy analysis.
Finalists – General Non-Fiction
Home, Land, Security: Deradicalization and the Journey Back from Extremism, by Carla Power (One World/Random House)
The Family Roe: An American Story, by Joshua Prager (W. W. Norton & Company)
To view the full list, please visit: https://www.pulitzer.org/prize-winners-by-year