2014 Pulitzer Prize Winners Announced

The 2014 Pulitzer Prize Winners were announced yesterday (April 14, 2014) at Columbia University in NYC. The book winners in the fiction, history, poetry, biography and general nonfiction categories are listed below - congrats to all!

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

The Internal Enemy by Alan Taylor

3 Sections by Vijay Seshadri

Margaret Fuller: A New American Life by Megan Marshall

Toms River by Dan Fagin

Category: Fiction
Title/Author: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Summary: "Young Theo survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, he lives with a friend's family in New York, where his obsession with a small painting that reminds him of his mother leads him to the art underworld." - Library Journal Reviews

Category: History
Summary: "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." - Provided by Publisher

Category: Poetry
Title/Author: 3 Sections by Vijay Seshadri
Summary: "This new collection of poetry from the author of Wild Kingdom and The Long Meadow ponders the complex divisions of modern life - an errant history, an uncertain future and a present condition of wanting to outthink time."  Provided by Publisher

Category: Biography
Title/Author: Margaret Fuller: A New American Life by Megan Marshall
Summary: "This intimate portrait of Thoreau's editor and Emerson's friend, who was also a daring war correspondent and a crusader for women's rights brings to life this American heroine's passion for her life's work, which was eclipsed by tragedy and scandal after her death at the age of 40." Provided by Publisher

Category: General Nonfiction
Title/Author: Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation by Dan Fagin
Summary: "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."  Provided by Publisher

Click here for more information on current and past Pulitzer Prize winners, as well as nominated finalists. 

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