Congratulations to all the Pulitzer Prize winners for 2016, you can click on the titles or covers below for more information.
Fiction: The Sympathizer, by Viet Thanh Nguyen
A layered immigrant tale told in the wry, confessional voice of a “man of two minds” — and two countries, Vietnam and the United States.
Drama: Hamilton, by Lin-Manuel Miranda
A landmark American musical about the gifted and self-destructive founding father whose story becomes both contemporary and irresistible.
History: Custer’s Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America, by T.J. Stiles
A rich and surprising new telling of the journey of the iconic American soldier whose death turns out not to have been the main point of his life. (Moved by the Board from the Biography category.)
Biography: Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life, by William Finnegan
A finely crafted memoir of a youthful obsession that has propelled the author through a distinguished writing career.
Poetry: Ozone Journal, by Peter Balakian
Poems that bear witness to the old losses and tragedies that undergird a global age of danger and uncertainty.
Non Fiction: Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS, by Joby Warrick
A deeply reported book of remarkable clarity showing how the flawed rationale for the Iraq War led to the explosive growth of the Islamic State.
Music: In for a Penny, In for a Pound, by Henry Threadgill (Pi Recordings)
Recording released on May 26, 2015 by Zooid, a highly original work in which notated music and improvisation mesh in a sonic tapestry that seems the very expression of modern American life (Pi Recordings)