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2008 Pulitzer Prize Winners

abstract:The winners of this year’s Pulitzer Prizes were announced on Monday, April 7, at 3 p.m. Eastern Time. The awards honor books in five categories — fiction, poetry, history, biography, and general nonfiction – though the judges may decline to give an award in any of them. The Pulitzer site, www.pulitzer.org, has all the results. A special citation was awarded to Bob Dylan for his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power. Click on quick links to purchase.

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April 07, 2008

FICTION The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz (Riverhead Books)
DRAMA August: Osage County by Tracy Letts (Theatre Communications Group, 2008)
HISTORY What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848 (Oxford History of the United States) by Daniel Walker Howe (Oxford University Press)
BIOGRAPHY OR AUTOBIOGRAPHY Eden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father by John Matteson (W.W. Norton)
POETRY Time and Materials: Poems 1997-2005 by Robert Hass (Ecco/HarperCollins)
POETRY Failure by Philip Schultz (Harcourt)
GENERAL NON-FICTION The Years of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945 by Saul Friedländer (HarperCollins)

SPECIAL CITATION Bob Dylan, for his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power.

 

 

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