This week the Pulitzer Prizes, an institution that has been awarding excellence in journalism and the arts since 1917, were announced for the current year. This year's winners are no less diverse or deserving than in years past and include some of the following:
FICTION - A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
HISTORY - The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery by Eric Foner
BIOGRAPHY - Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow
POETRY - The Best of It: New and Selected Poems by Kay Ryan
DRAMA - Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris
For the complete list of current winners in all areas and links to the winning photographs, cartoons and stories, and bios and photos of winners, visit the Pulitzer Prize website.
And as always, you can check the AFPLS catalog to search for winners past and present!