Colson Whitehead wins the Pulitzer Prize in fiction for 'The Underground Railroad'

Colson Whitehead won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in fiction Monday for “The Underground Railroad.” It caps a sweep of accolades that the book has received since its publication by Doubleday in August 2016, including winning the National Book Award in November and being selected by Oprah Winfrey for... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2017-04-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Colson Whitehead wins the Pulitzer Prize in fiction for 'The Underground Railroad'

Colson Whitehead won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in fiction Monday for “The Underground Railroad.” It caps a sweep of accolades that the book has received since its publication by Doubleday in August 2016, including winning the National Book Award in November and being selected by Oprah Winfrey for... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2017-04-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Colson Whitehead is the youngest writer to win the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction.

It’s been quite a year for Colson Whitehead! First, he won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction (again) and then he received the Orwell Prize for political fiction. And now the Library of Congress is honoring him with their lifetime achievement prize. (Previous recipients include Toni Morrison, Denis... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-07-14 15:56:24 UTC ]
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Colson Whitehead Wins National Book Award for ‘The Underground Railroad’

The author Colson Whitehead won the National Book Award for fiction this year for his novel “The Underground Railroad.” Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2016-11-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Colson Whitehead Awarded 2020 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction

The annual Prize for American Fiction, one of the LoC's most prestigious awards, honors an American literary writer "whose body of work is distinguished not only for its mastery of the art but also for its originality of thought and imagination." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-07-13 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Kate Clanchy and Colson Whitehead win Orwell Prizes

Kate Clanchy and Colson Whitehead have won this year's £3,000 Orwell Prizes for Political Writing and Political Fiction.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-08 18:45:32 UTC ]
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Colson Whitehead wins for fiction at the National Book Awards

In a year plagued by racial tensions, Colson Whitehead took the National Book Award for fiction for his novel "The Underground Railroad," a visceral and creative imagining of a female slave's escape from slavery. Although it takes years to write a book and bring it to publication, the National... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2016-11-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BEA 2016: Colson Whitehead: The Underground Railroad As More Than Metaphor

Although Colson Whitehead says that he wrote The Underground Railroad (Doubleday, Sept.) “pretty quickly” last year, this novel has been 15 years in the making. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-05-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ireland’s Paul Lynch Wins the 2023 Booker Prize for Fiction

'Prophet Song,' Irish author Paul Lynch's fifth novel, is a study in contemporary literary intensity, winning the Booker Prize for Fiction. The post Ireland’s Paul Lynch Wins the 2023 Booker Prize for Fiction appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2023-11-26 22:00:45 UTC ]
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Barbara Kingsolver Wins the UK’s Women’s Prize for Fiction

The American author Barbara Kingsolver has become the only writer to win the United Kingdom's Women's Prize for Fiction twice. The post Barbara Kingsolver Wins the UK’s Women’s Prize for Fiction appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2023-06-14 18:31:40 UTC ]
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Sask. Cree journalist Connie Walker wins Pulitzer Prize for residential school podcast

A Saskatchewan First Nations woman's story about her father's residential school experience has won the world's top journalism award. Continue reading at CBC

[ CBC | 2023-05-08 23:02:08 UTC ]
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Two novels share Pulitzer in fiction as 'His Name Is George Floyd' wins for nonfiction

Two novels, "Demon Copperhead" and "Trust," shared the 2023 Pulitzer Prize for fiction while "His Name Is George Floyd" took home the nonfiction prize. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2023-05-08 21:55:41 UTC ]
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Have a look back at every Pulitzer Prize for Fiction winner of the 21st Century.

On Monday, at around 3PM (EST), from Columbia University in New York City, the winner of this year’s Pulitzer Prize for Fiction will be announced. As well as a check for a cool $15,000 dollars (which feels a little low, tbh), the victor (if there is to be one; see 2012) will gain entry to […] Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Predicting the 2023 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

The Pulitzer Prize isn’t the only major literary award, but it is the one that seems to get the most attention.  The Old Man and the Sea. To Kill a Mockingbird. The Optimist’s Daughter. The Color Purple. Lonesome Dove. Beloved. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay. Gilead. The Road. The... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2023-04-28 11:05:00 UTC ]
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Andrew Sean Greer on the Benefits of Winning the Pulitzer Prize (and Not Having to Schmooze)

Andrew Sean Greer is the guest. His new book, Less is Lost, is out now from Little, Brown. Subscribe and download the episode, wherever you get your podcasts!    From the episode: Brad Listi: Okay, so you win the Pulitzer. A lot of my listeners are writers who probably have dreamed of winning a... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Ruth Ozeki Wins U.K. Women's Prize for Fiction

Ruth Ozeki has won the 2022 Women’s Prize for Fiction for her novel 'The Book of Form and Emptiness' (Penguin), which comes with a £30,000 ($36,500) cash award. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-06-16 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Washington Post Wins Pulitzer Prize In Public Service Journalism For Jan. 6 Coverage

The Post’s extensive reporting found numerous failures in political systems and security before, during and after the Jan. 6, 2021, riot. Continue reading at The Huffington Post

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Shearin wins YA Leapfrog Global Fiction Prize for two of her entries

Faith Shearin has won the Young Adult Leapfrog Global Fiction Prize for both of her entries Lost River, 1918 and Horse Latitudes. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-08-26 08:47:53 UTC ]
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Leon Litwack, Pulitzer Prize-winning scholar of America’s racial divide, dies at 91

The UC-Berkeley professor wrote deeply researched books about the legacy of slavery and Jim Crow. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-08-14 05:31:09 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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Whitehead wins second Pulitzer with Nickel Boys

Colson Whitehead has won the Pulitzer Prize for the second time, with his novel The Nickel Boys (Fleet). Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-05 11:43:37 UTC ]
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