Richard Powers Wins the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction

April 15, 2019 | 15 books mentioned 1

Richard Powers’s novel The Overstory was awarded this year’s Pulitzer Prize in Fiction.

In a starred review, Kirkus called the book “a magnificent achievement: a novel that is, by turns, both optimistic and fatalistic, idealistic without being naïve.”

Here’s a sampling of this year’s Pulitzer winners and finalists, with bonus links where available.

Fiction:

Drama:

History:

Biography:

Poetry:

General Nonfiction:

Winners and finalists in other categories are available at the Pulitzer website.

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One comment:

  1. William Gass: “Because the Pulitzer Prize in fiction takes dead aim at mediocrity and almost never misses; the prize is simply not given to work of the first rank, rarely even to the second; and if you believed yourself to be a writer of that eminence, you are now assured of being over the hill – not a sturdy mountain flower but a little wilted lily of the valley.”

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