Pulitzer Prize 2018

Posted by Lily, Associate Editor on April 17, 2018

The 2018 Pulitzer Prizes were announced yesterday. According to the Pulitzer’s website, the winners will receive their awards “at a modest but mellow luncheon” in May at Columbia University. My money is on a modest and mellow chicken breast being served. Below are the award winners (bolded and above the finalists) in the Letters category, which celebrates the best American writing. 

Fiction
Less by Andrew Sean Greer 
In the Distance by Hernan Diaz 
The Idiot by Elif Batuman 

History
The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea by Jack E. Davis

Fear City: New York’s Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics by Kim Phillips-Fein 
Hitler in Los Angeles: How Jews Foiled Nazi Plots Against Hollywood and America by Steven J. Ross 

Biography
Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline Fraser 
Richard Nixon: The Life by John A. Farrell 
Robert Lowell, Setting the River on Fire: A Study of Genius, Mania, and Character by Kay Redfield Jamison 

Poetry
Half-light: Collected Poems 1965-2016 by Frank Bidart 
Incendiary Art by Patricia Smith 
Semiautomatic by Evie Shockley