2018 Pulitzer Prize Winners

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The 2018 Pulitzer Prize winners have been announced!

Awarded for journalistic and artistic excellence, the Pulitzer Prize honors excellence in 21 different categories including Investigative Reporting, Criticism, Fiction, Poetry, and Music.  Check out the finalists and winners for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize below:


 

Fiction

Winner: Less by Andrew Sean Greer

Book cover: Less by Andrew Sean Greer 

Finalists:

The Idiot by Elif Batuman and In the Distance by Hernan Diaz

Book cover: The Idiot by Elif Batuman Book cover: In the Distance by Hernan Diaz


 

History

Winner: The Gulf by Jack E. Davis

Book cover: The Gulf: The Making of An American Sea by Jack E. Davis

Finalists:

Fear City by Kim Phillips-Fein and Hitler in Los Angeles by Steven J. Ross

Book cover: Fear City: New York's Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics by Kim Phillips-Fein Book cover: Hitler in Los Angeles: How Jews Foiled Nazi Plots Against Hollywood and America by Steven J. Ross


 

Biography

Winner: Prarie Fires by Caroline Fraser

Book cover: Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline Fraser

Finalists:

Richard Nixon by John A. Farrell and Robert Lowell by Kay Redfield Jamison

Book cover: Richard Nixon: The Life by John A. Farrell Book cover: Robert Lowell, Setting the River on Fire: A Study of Genius, Mania, and Character by Kay Redfield Jamison


 

Poetry

Winner: Half-Light by Frank Bidart

Book Cover: Half-light: Collected Poems 1965-2016 by Frank Bidart

Finalists:

Incendiary Art by Patricia Smith and semiautomatic by Evie Shockley

Book cover: Incendiary Art by Patricia Smith Book cover: Semiautomatic by Evie Shockley


 

General Nonfiction

Winner: Locking Up Our Own by James Forman Jr.

   Book cover: Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America by James Forman Jr.

Finalists:

Notes on a Foreign Country by Suzy Hansen and The Evolution of Beauty by Richard O. Prum

Book cover: Notes on a Foreign Country: An American Abroad in a Post-American World by Suzy Hansen Book cover: The Evolution of Beauty: How Darwin's Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the Animal World - and Us by Richard O. Prum

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