Pulitzer Prize Winners

The Pulitzer Prize winners for 2011 have been announced! If you want to be considered well read in many social circles, it’s probably a good idea for you to get these books from Better World Books and soak in all the goodness.

A brief history of the prize:

The first Pulitzer Prizes were awarded June 4, 1917 and they are now announced each April. The prize was founded by Joseph Pulitzer, a well established journalist and newspaper publisher.

You can dig deeper and learn more about the Pulitzer Prize by reading these books:

Congratulations to this year’s winners!

  • Fiction: for distinguished fiction by an American author, preferably dealing with American life – A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan (Alfred A. Knopf)
  • History: for a distinguished book on the history of the United States – The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery by Eric Foner (W. W. Norton & Company)
  • Biography: for a distinguished biography or autobiography by an American author – Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow (The Penguin Press)
  • Poetry: for a distinguished volume of original verse by an American poet – The Best of It: New and Selected Poems by Kay Ryan (Grove Press)
  • Non-fiction: for a distinguished book of non-fiction by an American author that is not eligible for consideration in any other category – The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee (Scribner)

We are also happy for the other nominated works:

Have YOU read any of these winning books? What did you like about them? Let this be your forum for Pulitzer Prize winner discussion…

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