Saturday, May 4, 2013

2013 Pulitzer Prizes

The Pulitzer Prize was established in 1904 in the will of Joseph Pulitzer, a highly successful newspaper publisher, to encourage excellence in journalism, letters, drama and education.  They have since been expanded to include additional categories such as music and poetry.  While the requirements for entries have changed over the years the awards remain dedicated to only awarding when a certain level of excellence is met.  It is not required that all of the awards are administered if the entries are not worthy.  The awards are announced each April. (source


Adam Johnson, The Orphan Master's Son

Finalists: Nathan Englander, What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne FrankEowyn Ivey "Snowy Child"


Fredrik Logevall, Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America’s Vietnam

Finalists: Bernard Bailyn, The Barbarous Years: The Peopling of British North America: The Conflict of Civilizations, 1600-1675; John Fabian Witt, Lincoln’s Code: The Laws of War in American History.


Tom Reiss, The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Montecristo

Finalists: Michael Gorra, “Portrait of a Novel: Henry James and the Making of an American Masterpiece”; David Nasaw, “The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy.”

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