2018 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Congratulations to the 2018 Pulitzer Prize winners!


FICTION
Less, by Andrew Sean Greer 
A generous book, musical in its prose and expansive in its structure and range, about growing older and the essential nature of love.

 

 

 

 

 

HISTORY
The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea, by Jack E. Davis
An important environmental history of the Gulf of Mexico that brings crucial attention to Earth’s 10th-largest body of water, one of the planet’s most diverse and productive marine ecosystems.

 

 


BIOGRAPHY
Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder, by Caroline Fraser 
A deeply researched and elegantly written portrait of Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the Little House on the Prairie series, that describes how Wilder transformed her family’s story of poverty, failure and struggle into an uplifting tale of self-reliance, familial love and perseverance.

 

 


GENERAL NONFICTION
Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America, by James Forman Jr.
An examination of the historical roots of contemporary criminal justice in the U.S., based on vast experience and deep knowledge of the legal system, and its often-devastating consequences for citizens and communities of color.

 

 


MUSIC

DAMN., by Kendrick Lamar
Recording released on April 14, 2017, a virtuosic song collection unified by its vernacular authenticity and rhythmic dynamism that offers affecting vignettes capturing the complexity of modern African-American life.

 

Please go to pulitzer.org for full list of 2018 winners.

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