The 2010 Pulitzer Prize Winners – Poetry

For a distinguished volume of original verse by an American author, Ten thousand dollars ($10,000). Awarded to “Versed,” by Rae Armantrout (Wesleyan University Press), a book striking for its wit and linguistic inventiveness, offering poems that are often little thought-bombs detonating in the mind long after the first reading. Finalists Also nominated as finalists in […]

The 2010 Pulitzer Prize Winners – Biography or Autobiography

For a distinguished and appropriately documented biography or autobiography by an American author, Ten thousand dollars ($10,000). Awarded to “The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt,” by T.J Stiles (Alfred A. Knopf), a penetrating portrait of a complex, self-made titan who revolutionized transportation, amassed vast wealth and shaped the economic world in ways […]

The 2010 Pulitzer Prize Winners – History

For a distinguished and appropriately documented book on the history of the United States, Ten thousand dollars ($10,000). Awarded to “Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World,” by Liaquat Ahamed (The Penguin Press), a compelling account of how four powerful bankers played crucial roles in triggering the Great Depression and ultimately transforming the […]

The 2010 Pulitzer Prize Winners – Drama

For a distinguished play by an American author, preferably original in its source and dealing with American life, Ten thousand dollars ($10,000). Awarded to “Next to Normal,” music by Tom Kitt, book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey, a powerful rock musical that grapples with mental illness in a suburban family and expands the scope of […]

The 2010 Pulitzer Prize Winners – Fiction

For distinguished fiction by an American author, preferably dealing with American life, Ten thousand dollars ($10,000). Awarded to „Tinkers”, by Paul Harding (Bellevue Literary Press), a powerful celebration of life in which a New England father and son, through suffering and joy, transcend their imprisoning lives and offer new ways of perceiving the world and […]