Pulitzers Just Announced!

April 14, 2014

This year’s Pulitzer Awards for excellence in journalism and the arts have just been announced.  Click here for the main announcements page.

We own all of the literary awards except the poetry prize winner. I am reproducing those below.

 

FICTION

Tartt, Donna.  The Goldfinch.  Little, Brown, and Company, 2013. 

The goldfinch

The author of the classic bestsellers The Secret History and The Little Friend returns with a brilliant, highly anticipated new novel. A young boy in New York City, Theo Decker, miraculously survives an accident that takes the life of his mother. Alone and abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by a friend’s family and struggles to make sense of his new life. In the years that follow, he becomes entranced by one of the few things that reminds him of his mother: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the art underworld. Composed with the skills of a master, The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present-day America, and a drama of almost unbearable acuity and power. It is a story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention, and the enormous power of art”– Provided by publisher.

 

 

 

HISTORY

Taylor, Alan. The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832. W. W. Norton & Company, 2013.    

The internal enemy : slavery and war in Virginia, 1772-1832

 

Drawn from new sources, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian presents a gripping narrative that recreates the events that inspired hundreds of slaves to pressure British admirals into becoming liberators by using their intimate knowledge of the countryside to transform the war.

 

 

 

 

BIOGRAPHY

 

Marshall, Megan. Margaret Fuller: A New American Life.  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. 

Margaret Fuller : a new American life

Explores the life and career of the 19th-century American journalist, intellectual, and advocate of personal liberation.
The author tells the story of how Fuller, tired of Boston, accepted Horace Greeley’s offer to be the New-York Tribune’s front-page columnist. The move unleashed a crusading concern for the urban poor and the plight of prostitutes, and a late-in-life hunger for passionate experience. In Italy as a foreign correspondent, Fuller took a secret lover, a young officer in the Roman Guard; she wrote dispatches on the brutal 1849 Siege of Rome; and she gave birth to a son. Yet, when all three died in a shipwreck off Fire Island shortly after Fuller‘s fortieth birthday, the sense and passion of her life‘s work were eclipsed by tragedy and scandal. Marshall’s inspired account brings anAmerican heroine back to indelible life. –from inside jacket.

GENERAL NON-FICTION

Fagin, Dan. Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation. Bantam Books, 2013. 
Toms River : a story of science and salvation
Recounts the decades-long saga of the New Jersey seaside town plagued by childhood cancers caused by air and water pollution due to the indiscriminate dumping of toxic chemicals.
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