Underground Railroad, Evicted win 2017 Pulitzer Prizes

Posted by Cybil on April 10, 2017
The Pulitzer Prizes were announced this Monday with The Underground Railroad taking the prize for fiction.

Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy won the award for history and The Return: Fathers, Sons, and the Land in Between took the biography or autobiography category, while Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City was honored in the general nonfiction category.

This is the 101st year of the contest that honors excellence in the arts and journalism. There are seven categories for the arts, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, and music as well as 14 categories for journalism, included reporting, photography, cartooning, criticism, and commentary.

Be sure to add these winners to your Want to Read list:

The Underground Railroad
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Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy
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The Return: Fathers, Sons, and the Land in Between
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Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
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See the complete list of this year's Pulitzer Prize winners. And here are the lists of past fiction, general nonfiction, biography, and history winners.


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message 1: by Ann (new)

Ann Vallimaa Never at the library.


message 2: by Raymond (new)

Raymond Sweat (TCG Edition) by Lynn Nottage won the Pulitzer for the Drama Category.


message 3: by Caroline (new)

Caroline Great to see" Evicted" won in nonfiction. Definitely on my want to read list.


message 4: by Kevin (new)

Kevin Kelsey Very cool. I'll be bumping them both up my TBR!


message 5: by Just (new)

Just A. Bean Ann wrote: "Never at the library."

I think I'm still 100 back on the hold list for Railroad. Someday :D.


message 6: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Stoks Just wrote: "Ann wrote: "Never at the library."

I think I'm still 100 back on the hold list for Railroad. Someday :D."


oh man, i'm 613 on the hold list! we'll get there eventually!


message 7: by Alex (new)

Alex Underground railroad is already next on my list!


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