Pulitzer Prize Winners

Fiction

Book Cover Image. Title: The Goldfinch, Author: Donna Tartt

The Goldfinch

Donna Tartt

Donna Tartt's haunting coming-of-age tale The Goldfinch is the recipient of this year's Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. A suspenseful literary drama, the novel centers around Theo, a boy who inadvertently comes to possess an old master painting when an explosion goes off in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Buy Now

History

Book Cover Image. Title: The Internal Enemy:  Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832, Author: Alan Taylor

The Internal Enemy

Alan Taylor

This year's history winner, The Internal Enemy, by Alan Taylor, is a searing story of slavery and freedom in the Chesapeake from the founding of the nation through 1832. Taylor's riveting narrative re-creates the events that inspired black Virginians, haunted slaveholders, and set the nation on a new and dangerous course. Buy Now

Biography

Book Cover Image. Title: Margaret Fuller:  A New American Life, Author: Megan Marshall

Margaret Fuller

Megan Marshall

Megan Marshall's biography of Margaret Fuller -- Thoreau's first editor, Emerson's close friend, a daring war correspondent, and ultimately a tragic heroine -- takes this year's Pulitzer Prize for Biography. Marshall's thorough and compassionate re-creation brings a formidable woman back to life. Buy Now

Poetry

Book Cover Image. Title: 3 Sections, Author: Vijay Seshadri

3 Sections

Vijay Seshadri

The winner of this year's Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, Vijay Seshadri's 3 Sections offers an array of poetic forms -- from the rhyming lyric to the philosophical meditation to the prose essay. With wit and vigor, Seshadri confronts the perplexing divisions of contemporary life. Buy Now

General Nonfiction

Book Cover Image. Title: Toms River:  A Story of Science and Salvation, Author: Dan Fagin

Toms River

Dan Fagin

Toms River, Dan Fagin's riveting true story of a small seaside town in New Jersey ravaged by industrial pollution, is the winner of this year's Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction. A perfect marriage of hard-hitting investigative journalism and powerful human drama, Toms River is an essential story for our time. Buy Now

Drama

Book Cover Image. Title: The Flick, Author: Annie Baker

The Flick

Annie Baker

Set in a run-down movie theater in central Massachusetts, where three underpaid employees wrestle with real life, The Flick, by Annie Baker, is the winner of this year's Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It's been called a "hilarious and heart-rending cry for authenticity in a fast-changing world." Buy Now