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Pulitzer Prize Winners have been announced....

The winners of the 2011 Pulitzer prize were announced earlier this week and here is a short list of the major categories:

FICTION: “A Visit from the Goon Squad” by Jennifer Egan
HISTORY: “The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery” by Eric Foner 
GENERAL NONFICTION: “The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer” by Siddhartha Mukherjee 
DRAMA: “Clybourne Park” by Bruce Norris
BIOGRAPHY: Washington: A Life” by Ron Chernow  

And last but certainly not least:

POETRY: “The Best of It: New and Selected Poems” by Kay Ryan.
Yes. The same Kay Ryan who will be coming to read at UMass Lowell next Tuesday, April 26, 7 pm, O’Leary Library, 61 Wilder St. This event promises to be not only free, but awesome so don’t miss it. And while you’re there, make sure to congratulate her!

A full list of winners is available on the Pulitzer Prize website.