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2014 Pulitzer Prize Winners Announced

Earlier this week you may have heard that the Boston Globe staff won a Pulitzer prize for Breaking News for their coverage of the Marathon bombings, and deservedly so. We wanted to share with you the list of the winners and finalists (both are announced at the same time) in Fiction, General Nonficiton, Poetry, Biography and History‚ÄĒwith links to our catalog, for your reading pleasure. A full list of the 2014 winners is available at the Pulitzer website.

Fiction:
WINNER: “Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt (Little, Brown)
Finalists: “The Son” by Phillipp Meyer (Ecco), and “The Woman Who Lost Her Soul” by Bob Shacochis (Atlantic Monthly Press)

General Nonfiction:
WINNER:¬†“Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation,” by¬†Dan Fagin¬†(Bantam Books)
Finalists:¬†“The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger and a Forgotten Genocide,” by¬†Gary J. Bass (Alfred A. Knopf), and¬† “The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War,” by¬†Fred Kaplan (Simon & Schuster)

Poetry:
WINNER: “3 Sections,” by¬†Vijay Seshadri¬†(Graywolf Press)
Finalists:¬†“The Sleep of Reason,” by¬†Morri Creech¬†(The Waywiser Press) and “The Big Smoke,” by¬†Adrian Matejka¬†(Penguin).

Biography:
WINNER:¬†¬†“Margaret Fuller: A New American Life,” by¬†Megan Marshall¬†(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Finalists:¬†“Jonathan Swift: His Life and His World,” by¬†Leo Damrosch¬†(Yale University Press) and “Karl Marx: A Nineteenth-Century Life,” by¬†Jonathan Sperber¬†(Liveright).

History:
WINNER: “The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832,” by¬†Alan Taylor¬†(W.W. Norton)
Finalists:¬†“A Dreadful Deceit: The Myth of Race from the Colonial Era to Obama’s America,” by¬†Jacqueline Jones¬†(Basic Books) and “Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident and the Illusion of Safety,” byEric Schlosser¬†(The Penguin Press).