Winners of this year’s awards in the areas of History, Biography, Poetry, and General Nonfiction are:
History: Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention by the late Manning Marable
Biography: George F. Kennan: An American Life by John Lewis Gaddis
Poetry: Life on Mars by Tracy K. Smith
General Nonfiction: The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt.
No award was made in 2012 in the category of Fiction. (Since 1917, the first year in which Pulitzer Prizes were awarded, there have been ten years in which no Fiction or Novel award was made.) For a complete list of all winners and finalists by category visit The Pulitzer Prizes. Or for a list of Fiction winners, stop by the Library’s featured display and pick up a handout.
Interested readers might also enjoy Pulitzer: A Life in Politics, Print, and Power by James McGrath Morris, a fascinating account of Joseph Pulitzer's trajectory from Jewish Hungarian immigrant to modern media mogul.