Ayad Akhtar’s play ‘Disgraced’ won a Pulitzer Prize. Now ‘Homeland Elegies’ shows what that success cost him.

Akhtar has crafted a phenomenal coalescence of memoir, fiction, history and cultural analysis. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2020-08-31 10:55:09 UTC ]
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Vance Trimble, who won Pulitzer Prize by exposing congressional corruption, dies at 107

He unearthed nepotism and self-serving financial dealings in 1959 and later published best-selling biographies. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-06-19 12:44:42 UTC ]
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Richard Wilbur, who twice won Pulitzer Prize for his poetry, dies at 96

Richard Wilbur, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and translator who intrigued and delighted generations of readers and theater-goers through his rhyming editions of Moliere and his own verse on memory, writing and nature, has died. Wilbur died Saturday night in Belmont, Mass., with his family by... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Joy Williams has won the 2021 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction.

Today, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced that Joy Williams will receive the 2021 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction, which honors an American writer whose body of work is distinguished for both its mastery and originality of thought and imagination. Williams, a previous... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-06-30 17:19:46 UTC ]
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2021 Pulitzer Prize winners include books reckoning with Black history and representation

Among winners of the 2021 Pulitzer Prizes are novelist Louise Erdrich, Malcolm X biographer Tamara Payne and the post-Reconstruction history "Wilmington's Lie." Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2021-06-11 20:45:06 UTC ]
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2021 Pulitzer Prize Winners

From reporting on the coronavirus pandemic to an investigation of China’s internment of Uyghurs, here’s the full list of winners and finalists. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2021-06-11 20:41:33 UTC ]
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Winner, Winner: Announcing the 2021 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Get ready to celebrate: Here are the amazing 2021 winners of the Pulitzer Prize, the 105th year of the award! Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2021-06-11 18:14:33 UTC ]
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Erdrich, Diaz Among 2021 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Louise Erdrich and Natalie Diaz took home Pulitzer Prizes for fiction and poetry, respectively, at this year's virtual ceremony on June 11, which honored five books spotlighting the lived experiences of people of color in the United States from multiple perspectives. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-06-11 04:00:00 UTC ]
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4 Pulitzer Prize Nonfiction Winners Not By White Men

The list of Pulitzer Prize-winning books is dominated by white men, so we're highlighting winning nonfiction by women and people of color. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2021-05-17 10:37:00 UTC ]
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James McBride has won the inaugural Gotham Book Prize for literature that celebrates NYC.

Last year, when New York City was the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in America, Bradley Tusk and Howard Wolfson decided to create a new annual award, the Gotham Book Prize, as part of an effort to “honor New York City and support the novelists who best captured the spirit of our city,” as... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-04-06 13:00:34 UTC ]
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His Debut Novel Won the Pulitzer. Now It Has an Action-Packed Sequel.

In “The Committed,” a follow-up to “The Sympathizer,” Viet Thanh Nguyen’s nameless spy navigates a Paris underworld rife with drug deals, violence and colonialism’s ghosts. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2021-02-26 10:00:03 UTC ]
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In ‘The Committed,’ Viet Thanh Nguyen continues his Pulitzer Prize-winning story

The follow-up to “The Sympathizer” finds a former Vietnamese spy working as a drug dealer in Paris. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-02-22 11:28:53 UTC ]
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Craig Brown has won the 2020 Baillie Gifford Prize for Nonfiction.

The Baillie Gifford Prize, founded in 1999 following the end of the NCR Book Award for Nonfiction, celebrates the best non-fiction writing in the English language of the year. The honor comes with £50,000, and each of the shortlisted authors will receive £1,000. Previous winners include Hallie... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-11-24 19:57:04 UTC ]
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Dr. Ruha Benjamin and Ocean Vuong have won the 2020 Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize.

Earlier this morning, the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) announced the winners of the 2020 Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize for nonfiction and fiction/poetry. The Award, one of the few major literary prizes from a public library system, comes with a $5,000 purse. Previous winners include... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-11-23 17:59:11 UTC ]
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Goldsmiths Prize won by Harrison for 'literary masterpiece'

M John Harrison has won the £10,000 Goldsmiths Prize for The Sunken Land Begins to Rise Again (Gollancz), a genre-blurring tale of broken life in Brexit Britain hailed by judges as a “literary masterpiece”. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-11 04:07:19 UTC ]
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Erika A. Niedowski, a former Sun foreign correspondent and 2004 Pulitzer Prize finalist, dies

Erika A. Niedowski, a former Sun foreign correspondent and Moscow bureau chief who was a 2004 Pulitzer Prize finalist and later worked for The Associated Press, died Friday of undetermined causes at Rhode Island Hospital two days before her 47th birthday. Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

[ Baltimore Sun | 2020-10-06 21:08:37 UTC ]
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The Discomfort of Evening has won the International Booker Prize.

The International Booker Prize is awarded annually to the best book written in any language, translated into English, and published in the UK or Ireland. It comes with a whopping £50,000—shared equally between the author and translator. This year, the judges read 124 books in 30 languages. In a... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-08-26 16:02:37 UTC ]
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Viking signs Pulitzer Prize-winner's 'historic biography' of Malcolm X

Viking has signed an “epic” biography of Malcolm X by Les Payne and Tamara Payne, drawing on three decades of author interviews to rewrite much of the known narrative. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-08-02 21:06:02 UTC ]
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Pulitzer Prize Administrator Dana Canedy Named Simon & Schuster Publisher

Simon & Schuster on Monday named Dana Canedy senior vice president and publisher of its namesake imprint, putting a former Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2020-07-07 17:06:52 UTC ]
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Despite Global Pandemic, Journalists Celebrate 2020 Pulitzer Prizes

On May 4, Pulitzer Prize administrator Dana Canedy announced this year’s winners from her living room with some technological help Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2020-07-02 07:00:00 UTC ]
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