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2017 Pulitzer Prizes Announced

Historical Novel Takes Top Fiction Award

Colson Whitehead continued his sweep of literary prizes by winning the Pulitzer Prizein fiction for his historical novel, Underground Railroad.

His was one of six awards in the books categories of letters, drama and music that, along with journalism awards make up the 2017 Pulitzers, among the most coveted of awards in America.

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, by Matthew Desmond, was awarded the prize for general non-fiction; and Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy, by Heather Ann Thompson, was honored for history.


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