2014 Pulitzer Prize Winners

The 2014 Pulitzer winners have been announced.

Donna Tartt took the prize for Fiction for her novel The Goldfinch, one of the best-selling and most acclaimed novels of the year. The fiction finalists were The Son by Philipp Meyer and The Woman Who Lost Her Soul by Bob Shacochis.

The General Nonfiction category was won by Dan Fagin for Toms River, a look at industrial pollution in a small New Jersey town. The finalists were The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger and a Forgotten Genocide by Gary J. Bass and The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War by Fred Kaplan.

The Biography prize went to Margaret Fuller by Megan Marshall. Finalists were Jonathan Swift: His Life and His World by Leo Damrosch and Karl Marx: A Nineteenth-Century Life by Jonathan Sperber.

The History category was won by Alan Taylor for The Internal Enemy. Finalists: A Dreadful Deceit: The Myth of Race from the Colonial Era to Obama's America by Jacqueline Jones and Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident and the Illusion of Safety by Eric Schlosser.

Vijay Seshadri won the Poetry prize for 3 Sections. Finalists were The Sleep of Reason by Morri Creech and The Big Smoke by Adrian Matejka.

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