The 2011 Pulitzer Prizes were awarded this week and include awards for letters.
A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery by Eric Foner
Biography or Autobiography
Washington : A Life by Ron Chernow
The Best of It: New and Selected Poems by Kay Ryan
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee
A Visit from the Goon Squad is sweeping several fiction categories. After making several best-of year end lists, it also won the National Book Critics Circle award for fiction. Maybe its time to move it up on my to-read list!