Monday, April 16, 2007

Pulitzers Announced

The 2007 Pulitzer Prizes were awarded today:

Fiction: The Road, Cormac McCarthy. Runners-up: After This by Alice McDermott and The Echo Maker by Richard Powers

History: The Race Beat, Gene Roberts and Hank Klibanoff. Runners-up: Middle Passages by James Campbell and Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick

Biography: The Most Famous Man in America, Debby Applegate. Runners-up: John Wilkes by Arthur Cash and Andrew Carnegie by David Nasaw

General Nonfiction: The Looming Tower, Lawrence Wright. Runners-up: Crazy by Pete Earley and Fiasco by Thomas Ricks.

Must get a copy of the Wilkes biography and the Campbell book. The Applegate is the only winner I've read so far (review here), along with Philbrick's (review here).

What happens to the people who refuse to read any Oprah choices but also read every Pulitzer winner for fiction? There must be a few out there ...