The Politics of Mourning: Death and Honor in Arlington National Cemetery

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The 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Goes to Colson Whitehead


The Pulitzer jury named Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad this year’s winner in the fiction category.

Here are this year’s Pulitzer winners and finalists with bonus links:


Winner: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (Millions review)
Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett
The Sport of Kings by C. E. Morgan


General Nonfiction:

Winner: Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond
In a Different Key: The Story of Autism by John Donvan and Caren Zucker
The Politics of Mourning: Death and Honor in Arlington National Cemetery by Micki McElya



Winner: Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy by Heather Ann Thompson
Brothers at Arms: American Independence and the Men of France and Spain Who Saved It by Larrie D. Ferreiro
New England Bound: Slavery and Colonization in Early America by Wendy Warren


Biography or Autobiography:

Winner: The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between by Hisham Matar
In the Darkroom by Susan Faludi
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi (Millions review)



Winner: Olio by Tyehimba Jess
Collected Poems: 1950-2012 by Adrienne Rich
XX: Poems for the Twentieth Century by Campbell McGrath


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

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