Monday, April 07, 2008

2008 Pulitzer Prizes for Letters, Drama, and Music

From the New York Times. Very cool to see Robert Hass win a much-deserved Pulitzer.

HISTORY: DANIEL WALKER HOWE
"What Hath God Wrought: the Transformation of America, 1815-1848"

FINALISTS "Nixon and Kissinger: Partners in Power" by Robert Dallek and "The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War" by the late David Halberstam.

BIOGRAPHY: JOHN MATTESON
"Eden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father"

FINALISTS "The Worlds of Lincoln Kirstein" by Martin Duberman and "The Life of Kingsley Amis" by Zachary Leader.

FICTION: JUNOT DIAZ
"The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao"

FINALISTS "Tree of Smoke" by Denis Johnson and "Shakespeare’s Kitchen" by Lore Segal.

GENERAL NONFICTION: SAUL FRIEDLANDER
"The Years of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945"

FINALISTS "The Cigarette Century" by Allan Brandt and "The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century" by Alex Ross.

DRAMA: TRACY LETTS
"August: Osage County"

FINALISTS "Yellow Face" by David Henry Hwang and "Dying City" by Christopher Shinn.

POETRY: ROBERT HASS AND PHILIP SCHULTZ
"Time and Materials," by Robert Hass and "Failure," by Philip Schultz

FINALIST "Messenger: New and Selected Poems, 1976-2006" by Ellen Bryant Voigt.

MUSIC: DAVID LANG
"The Little Match Girl Passion"

FINALISTS "Meanwhile" by Stephen Hartke and "Concerto for Viola" by Roberto Sierra.

SPECIAL CITATIONS: BOB DYLAN


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