Elizabeth Strout, Annette Gordon-Reed, Jon Meacham, WS Merwin win Pulitzers

by Patrick on April 20, 2009

The Pulitzer Prizes have been announced, and Elizabeth Strout has won the prize for fiction for her novel Olive Kitteredge.  The other book winners are as follows:

FictionOlive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout (Random House)

DramaRuined by Lynn Nottage

HistoryThe Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family by Annette Gordon-Reed (W.W. Norton & Company)

BiographyAmerican Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House by Jon Meacham (Random House)

PoetryThe Shadow of Sirius by W.S. Merwin (Copper Canyon Press)

General Nonfiction – Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II by Douglas A. Blackmon (Doubleday)

Congratulations to all this year’s winners.  Certainly in fiction, the competition was very stiff.