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Pulitzer Prize Winners in Letters and Drama 2009


Pulitzer Prize Winners in Letters and Drama 2009

On April 20, the winners of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize were announced at Columbia University in New York. The recipients were selected from over 2,400 entries by 102 jurors, and will be awarded a $10,000 prize and certificate at a luncheon to be held on May 28th at Columbia's Low Library.

The full list of the award winners and nominees, including those for journalism and music, can be found on The Pulitzer Prize website:

This year's winners in the categories of Letters and Drama are:

OLIVE KITTERIDGE by Elizabeth Strout (Random House)

Ruined by Lynn Nottage

THE HEMINGSES OF MONTICELLO: An American Family by Annette Gordon-Reed (W.W. Norton & Company)

AMERICAN LION: Andrew Jackson in the White House by Jon Meacham (Random House)

THE SHADOW OF SIRIUS by W.S. Merwin (Copper Canyon Press)

General Nonfiction
SLAVERY BY ANOTHER NAME: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II by Douglas A. Blackmon (Doubleday)