On April 18, the 2016 Pulitzer Prize winners were announced, and congratulations to all the winners! Here are some of the winners for you, from the Pulitzer Prize site:
Fiction: The Sympathizer, by Viet Thanh Nguyen. A layered immigrant tale told in the wry, confessional voice of a "man of two minds" -- and two countries, Vietnam and the United States.
History: Custer's Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America, by T.J. Stiles. A rich and surprising new telling of the journey of the iconic American soldier whose death turns out not to have been the main point of his life. (Moved by the Board from the Biography category.)
Biography/Autobiography: Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life, by William Finnegan. A finely crafted memoir of a youthful obsession that has propelled the author through a distinguished writing career.
Poetry: Ozone Journal, by Peter Balakian. Poems that bear witness to the old losses and tragedies that undergird a global age of danger and uncertainty.
Nonfiction: Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS, by Joby Warrick. A deeply reported book of remarkable clarity showing how the flawed rationale for the Iraq War led to the explosive growth of the Islamic State.
Also, special shout out to The Boston Globe for winning both Journalism: Commentary and Journalism: Feature Photography.
You can find this books at your local booksellers now.