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Monday, April 10, 2017

Colson Whitehead wins Pulitzer Prize for Fiction


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.