The winners of the 2017 Pulitzer Prizes were announced earlier today.
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction; the novel won the National Book Award earlier in the year. The book, following two slaves as they escape a brutal master on the underground railroad, which is an actual physical subterranean train, will be adapted for a limited series on Amazon, directed by Moonlight’s Barry Jenkins. See my review of the book at http://schatjesshelves.blogspot.ca/2016/09/review-of-underground-railroad-by.html.
For information about all the winners in the various categories, go to http://www.pulitzer.org/prize-winners-by-year/2017.