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April 6, 2008

Pulitzer Prizes To Be Announced Monday, April 7, at 3 p.m. — Here’s a Link to the Pulitzer Site

Filed under: Book Awards,News,Uncategorized — 1minutebookreviewswordpresscom @ 8:34 pm
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[Update at 3:30 p.m. Monday: Junot Diaz has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscao Wao, a novel that last month won the National Book Critics Circle Prize for fiction. Here’s a link to the AP story that lists all the winners for books and journalism, which has more on the winners right now than the Pulitzer site:

ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5j7vuQ5ogo7UJ6MEjWWaYBGpyOTCgD8VT75DG0.

This more extensive story has a complete list of all the winners (with descriptions of the work) and finalists, including all the books that were finalists www.huliq.com/56234/columbia-university-announcees-2008-pulitzer-prize-winners.

The winners of this year’s Pulitzer Prizes will be announced on Monday, April 7, at 3 p.m. Eastern Time. The awards honor books in five categories — fiction, poetry, history, biography, and general nonfiction – though the judges may decline to give an award in any of them. You should be able to find the winners after they are announced at the Pulitzer site, www.pulitzer.org. In the meantims, the site also has questions and answers about the prizes.

2 Comments »

  1. So, Jan – any predictions?

    Comment by speedytexaslibrarian — April 6, 2008 @ 10:48 pm | Reply

  2. Yes, Junot Diaz for fiction. I haven’t read the book because the waiting list is so long at the library, I’ve been on it for weeks. So this is just instinct.

    I also wouldn’t be surprised if Edwidge Danticat (which I have read) got something in biography. “Brother, I’m Dying” isn’t as well-written or substantial as many books that have won in this category, so it might be more likely to be a finalist than a winner. But the situation Danticat describes (her uncle’s death in custody of U.S. officials) was so awful, you could see how the judges might think she deserves a prize just for exposing it.

    Thanks so much for asking.

    Any books you think should win?

    Comment by 1minutebookreviewswordpresscom — April 6, 2008 @ 11:15 pm | Reply


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