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Pulitzer Prize

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The Pulitzer Prize has been awarded by Columbia University each spring since 1917. The awards are chosen by a board of jurors for Journalism, Letters, Music and Drama. The awards for Letters include Nonfiction, Poetry, Biography or Autobiography, History, and Fiction.

Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction

Publisher Comments: The riveting true story of a small town ravaged by industrial pollution, Toms River melds hard-hitting investigative reporting, a fascinating scientific detective story, and an unforgettable cast of characters into a sweeping narrative in the tradition... (read more)


  1. The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War... Sale Trade Paper $9.98

Pulitzer Prize for History

Publisher Comments: Frederick Douglass recalled that slaves living along Chesapeake Bay longingly viewed sailing ships as “freedom’s swift-winged angels.” In 1813 those angels appeared in the bay as British warships coming to punish the Americans for... (read more)


  1. 3 Sections: Poems Used Trade Paper $10.95

Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

Publisher Comments: The long-awaited third poetry book by Vijay Seshadri, “one of the most respected poets working in America today” (Time Out New York) First I had three apocalyptic visions, each more terrible than the last. The graves open, and the sea rises... (read more)


  1. The Goldfinch
    Sale Book Club Hardcover $10.98

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

Staff Pick: Donna Tartt delivers a beautifully rendered story about a young boy whose life takes a striking turn when an art museum explosion presents him the opportunity to "rescue" a priceless painting that will always hauntingly remind him of his mother... (read more)


  1. The Flick Used Trade Paper $10.50

Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Publisher Comments: In a run-down movie theater in central Massachusetts, the tiny battles and not-so-tiny heartbreaks of three underpaid employees play out in the empty aisles, becoming more gripping than the lackluster, second-run movies on screen. With keen insight and a... (read more)


  1. Margaret Fuller: A New American Life Sale Trade Paper $8.98

Pulitzer Prize for Biography

Publisher Comments: From an early age, Margaret Fuller provoked and dazzled New England's intellectual elite. Her famous Conversations changed women's sense of how they could think and live; her editorship of the Transcendentalist literary journal the Dial shaped American... (read more)

Awards for 2014

  1. Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction

    Publisher Comments: The riveting true story of a small town ravaged by industrial pollution, Toms River melds hard-hitting investigative reporting, a fascinating scientific detective story, and an unforgettable cast of characters into a sweeping narrative in the tradition... (read more)
  2. Pulitzer Prize for History

    Publisher Comments: Frederick Douglass recalled that slaves living along Chesapeake Bay longingly viewed sailing ships as “freedom’s swift-winged angels.” In 1813 those angels appeared in the bay as British warships coming to punish the Americans for... (read more)
  3. Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

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      3 Sections: Poems

      Vijay Seshadri 9781555976620
    Publisher Comments: The long-awaited third poetry book by Vijay Seshadri, “one of the most respected poets working in America today” (Time Out New York) First I had three apocalyptic visions, each more terrible than the last. The graves open, and the sea rises... (read more)
  4. Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

    1. $21.00 Used Hardcover add to wish list

      The Goldfinch

      Donna Tartt 9780316055437
    Staff Pick: This book is perfect. My reading of it was more of an immersion. I loved Theo and Boris. I felt I was there with the characters and in their heads. I could not stop reading this book! It's one of the best books of the year.
    Recommended by Adrienne, Powells.com

  5. Pulitzer Prize for Drama

    Publisher Comments: In a run-down movie theater in central Massachusetts, the tiny battles and not-so-tiny heartbreaks of three underpaid employees play out in the empty aisles, becoming more gripping than the lackluster, second-run movies on screen. With keen insight and a... (read more)
  6. Pulitzer Prize for Biography

    Publisher Comments: From an early age, Margaret Fuller provoked and dazzled New England's intellectual elite. Her famous Conversations changed women's sense of how they could think and live; her editorship of the Transcendentalist literary journal the Dial shaped American... (read more)

Past Winners

  1. Biography 2013

  2. Fiction 2013

    The Orphan Master's Son
    Used Trade Paper $7.95
  3. History 2013

    Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire... Sale Hardcover $16.98
  4. Nonfiction 2013

    Devil in the Grove (P.S.) New Trade Paper $15.99
  5. Poetry 2013

    Stag's Leap
    Used Trade Paper $9.00
  6. Biography 2012

    George F. Kennan: An American Life
    Used Hardcover $15.50
  7. History 2012

    Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention
    Used Trade Paper $11.95
  8. Nonfiction 2012

    The Swerve: How the World Became Modern
    Used Hardcover $14.00
  9. Poetry 2012

    Life on Mars Sale Trade Paper $7.98
  10. Biography 2011

    Washington: A Life
    Used Hardcover $17.95
  11. Fiction 2011

    A Visit from the Goon Squad
    Used Trade Paper $8.95
  12. History 2011

  13. Nonfiction 2011

    The Emperor of All Maladies: A...
    Used Hardcover $14.50
  14. Poetry 2011

    The Best of It: New and Selected Poems Used Trade Paper $8.00
  15. Biography 2010

    The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of... Used Hardcover $12.95
  16. Fiction 2010

    Tinkers
    Used Trade Paper $8.00
  17. History 2010

    Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who...
    Used Trade Paper $6.95

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