2012 Pulitzer Prizes
The 2012 Pulitzer Prizes were awarded yesterday. Here's a look at some of the winning work:
Pulitzer Prize for History
This biography of Malcolm X draws on new research to trace his life from his troubled youth through his involvement in the Nation of Islam, his activism in the world of Black Nationalism, and his assassination. Years in the making, it is a definitive biography of the legendary black activist.
Pulitzer Prize for Biography
A remarkably revealing view of how this greatest of Cold War strategists came to doubt his strategy and always doubted himself.
Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction
In this book the author transports readers to the dawn of the Renaissance and chronicles the life of an intrepid book lover who rescued the Roman philosophical text On the Nature of Things from certain oblivion. In this work he has crafted both a work of history and a story of discovery, in which one manuscript, plucked from a thousand years of neglect, changed the course of human thought and made possible the world as we know it.