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2011 Pulitzer Winners Announced

The 2011 Pulitzer Prize winners were announced Monday at a ceremony at Columbia University.

Winning in the letters, drama and music categories were…

Poetry: “The Best of It: New and Selected Poems” by Kay Ryan.

The former U.S. Poet Laureate has been on the NewsHour several times. Here are links to her appearances:

Poet Laureate Kay Ryan Pushes Verse for Community Colleges
A Conversation and Reading With Poet Laureate Kay Ryan
Kay Ryan Discusses New Collection of Poems

Fiction: “A Visit from the Goon Squad” by Jennifer Egan.

Jeffrey Brown sat down with Egan last year to talk about her latest novel, which explores the changing music industry, nostalgia, time and much more:

Read the transcript and an excerpt from the novel here.

Drama: “Clybourne Park” by Bruce Norris.

Music: “Madame White Snake’” by Zhou Long, premiered Feb. 26, 2010, by the Boston Opera at the Cutler Majestic Theatre.

History: “The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery” by Eric Foner.

Biography: “Washington: A Life” by Ron Chernow.

General Nonfiction: “The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer” by Siddhartha Mukherjee.

NewsHour health correspondent Betty Ann Bowser talked to Mukherjee earlier this year about his book, which is a history of the search for ways to treat cancer. You can find that conversation here.

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