2012 Pulitzer Prize Winners

The winners of the literature Pulitzer Prizes for 2012 are:

Malcolm XHistory

Malcolm X

Manning Marable

Of the figures who tower over twentieth century American history, perhaps none is more complex, more multifaceted and controversial, than Malcolm X



George F. Kennan


George F. Kennan

John Lewis Gaddis

A remarkably revealing view of how this greatest of Cold War strategists came to doubt his strategy and always doubted himself. This is a landmark work of history and biography that reveals the vast influence and rich inner landscape of a life that both mirrored and shaped the century it spanned.



Life on Mars


Life on Mars

Tracy K. Smith

With allusions to David Bowie and interplanetary travel, Life on Mars imagines a soundtrack for the universe, accompanying the discoveries, failures and oddities of human existence and establishing Smith as one of the best poets of her generation.



The Swerve: How the World Became ModernGeneral Non-ficton

The Swerve: How the World Became Modern

Stephen Greenblatt

Stephen Greenblatt has crafted both an innovative work of history and a thrilling 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.



Fiction – no award given

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