Colson Whitehead’s ‘The Underground Railroad’ wins Pulitzer Prize in Fiction

Colson Whitehead’s ‘The Underground Railroad’ wins Pulitzer Prize in Fiction

The 2017 winners of the prestigious Pulitzer Prize have been announced. The winners were announced by Pulitzer administration, Mike Pride in the World Room at Columbia University.

The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead won the fiction category. Other finalists for the fiction category are Adam Haslett’s Imagine Me Gone, and The Sport of Kings by C. E. Morgan.

Drama– Sweat by Lynn Nottage was announced the winner. Finalists: A 24-Decade History of Popular Music, Taylor Mac and The Wolves, Sarah DeLappe

History– Blood in the Water: the Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and its Legacy, Heather Ann Thompson (History)

Finalists: Brothers at Arms: American Independence and the Men of France and Spain Who Saved It, Larrie D. Ferreiro, New England Bound: Slavery and Colonization in Early America, Wendy Warren

Biography or Autobiography The Return, Hisham Matar. Finalists: In the Darkroom, Susan Faludi and When Breath Becomes Air, Paul Kalanithi

 Poetry Olio, Tyehimba Jess, Finalists: Collected Poems: 1950-2012, Adrienne Rich and XX, Campbell McGrath

General Nonfiction Evicted, Matthew Desmond . Finalists: In a Different Key: The Story of Autism, John Donvan and Caren Zucker and The Politics of Mourning: Death and Honor in Arlington National Cemetery, Micki McElya

See full list of winners here

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