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The Winners of the 2024 Pulitzer Prizes Have Been Announced

The 108th Pulitzer Prizes were announced mere minutes ago, and the headline for me is a bit of a surprise in the (for the purposes of this reader) main attraction: the fiction winner.

Here is the full list of winners in the book categories, with the official citations:

Biography (Two winners!)

Book covers of Master Slave Husband Wife and King: A Life

Winners

King: A Life, by Jonathan Eig (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Citation: A revelatory portrait of Martin Luther King, Jr. that draws on new sources to enrich our understanding of each stage of the civil rights leader’s life, exploring his strengths and weaknesses, including the self-questioning and depression that accompanied his determination.

Master Slave Husband Wife: An Epic Journey from Slavery to Freedom, by Ilyon Woo (Simon & Schuster)

Citation: “A rich narrative of the Crafts, an enslaved couple who escaped from Georgia in 1848, with light-skinned Ellen disguised as a disabled white gentleman and William as her manservant, exploiting assumptions about race, class and disability to hide in public on their journey to the North, where they became famous abolitionists while evading bounty hunters.”

Finalist

Larry McMurtry: A Life, by Tracy Daugherty (St. Martin’s Press)


The full announcement list of all winners is here.

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