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  Pulitzer Prize for Fiction - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Pulitzer Prize for Fiction has been awarded since 1948 for distinguished fiction by an American author, preferably dealing with American life.
It replaced the Pulitzer Prize for the Novel.
The fiction jury voted unanimously to grant the 1974 award to Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow, but the rest of the Pulitzer panel overturned this decision.
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 Pulitzer Prize - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pulitzer Prize is a United States award regarded as the highest honor in print journalism, literary achievements and musical compositions.
The prize was established by Joseph Pulitzer, a Hungarian-American journalist and newspaper publisher in the late 19th century.
In addition to the prizes, Pulitzer travelling fellowships are awarded to four outstanding students of the Graduate School of Journalism as selected by the faculty.
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 Pulitzer Prize Thumbnails Project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The first Pulitzer prizes were awarded in 1917, but the committee chose not to name a winner in the Novel (now Fiction) category.
Athough there was no Fiction prize in 1957, the Pulitzer judges that year gave an honorary award to Kenneth Roberts for his historical novels written between 1930 and 1956.
Other multiple Pulitzer Prize winners among the Fiction winners are: Thornton Wilder, once for a novel (1928) and twice for plays; Robert Penn Warren (1947), once for a novel and twice for poetry; and Norman Mailer (1980), once for a novel and once for nonfiction.
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 BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Slave story scoops Pulitzer Prize
Fiction winner Jones took a decade to complete his book because of a slow writing style and having occasional days when he did not feel like writing.
Pulitzer also awards a number of prizes for journalism, and the Los Angeles Times scooped five prizes for their coverage of the wildfires that ravaged southern California last autumn.
Joseph Pulitzer was a Hungarian-born newspaper publisher in the US during the latter years of the 19th Century.
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 Guardian Unlimited Books | News | Middlesex bags Pulitzer prize for fiction
Jeffrey Eugenides has won the Pulitzer prize for fiction, one of America's most prestigious literary awards, for Middlesex, a complex and wide-ranging novel about an adolescent Greek-American hermaphrodite.
Robert Caro won his second Pulitzer prize with the third volume of his biography of President Lyndon Johnson, Master of the Senate, in which he focuses on the parliamentary strategy of LBJ.
He first won the prize in 1975 for his biography of Robert Moses, a planner who oversaw the construction of many of New York's bridges and tunnels.
books.guardian.co.uk /news/articles/0,6109,932452,00.html   (345 words)

 pulitzer prize fiction 1988   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A Pulitzer Prize Winner may be an individual, a group of individuals...
The Pulitzer Prize for Fiction was established by Columbia University in 1917...
The Pulitzer Prizes are annual awards for achievements in American journalism, letters, drama and music.
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 Winners of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
The Pulitzer Prizes for journalism, literature, music and drama were established by the 1904 will of Joseph Pulitzer, a 19th century journalist.
Administered by the Columbia School of Journalism, the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction is awarded "for distinguished fiction by an American author, preferably dealing with American life." Each winner receives a gold medal as well as a cash award of $10,000 (raised in 2003 from $7500).
Not to be outdone, the United Kingdom literary elite has their own award, Booker Prizer for Fiction, for citizens of the Commonwealth or Republic of Ireland.
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 Author's First Book Wins Pulitzer for Fiction; 3 Journalism Prizes to Washington Post
The journalism awards were dominated by The Washington Post, which won three prizes, including the public service award, and The Wall Street Journal, which won prizes for the "Potomac Watch" columns of Paul A. Gigot and for its coverage of United States military spending in the post-cold war era.
The prize for explanatory reporting was awarded to Eric Newhouse of The Great Falls Tribune in Montana for his examination of alcoholism and its consequences.
The Pulitzer Prize for drama was awarded to the playwright Donald Margulies, who teaches writing at Yale University, for "Dinner With Friends," about the vicissitudes of marriage in middle age.
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 CNN - Pulitzer Prizes awarded - April 14, 1998
The prizes have been awarded by Columbia University since 1917, on the recommendation of a Pulitzer Prize Board.
The prizes in letters are for fiction, history, poetry, biography or autobiography, and general non-fiction.
There are 14 prizes given for journalism, and prizes for drama and music.
www.cnn.com /books/news/9804/14/pulitzers   (404 words)

 Pulitzer created prizes to honor excellence | www.azstarnet.com ®
Newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer, who died in 1911, endowed the Pulitzer Prizes, which are administered by Columbia University.
Joseph Pulitzer, for whom the prize is named, was a major force in American journalism.
This year, there were 307 fiction entries vying for the $10,000 cash prize and prestige of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
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 Pulitzer Prizes
The Pulitzer Prizes, established and endowed by Joseph Pulitzer (1847–1911), honor excellence in American literature, journalism, drama and music.
Pulitzer Prize for History of United States - 1917 With Americans of Past and Present Days, J. Jusserand, Ambassador of France to United...
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction - 1918 His Family, Ernest Poole 1919 The Magnificent Ambersons, Booth Tarkington 1921 The Age of...
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 Pulitzer Prizes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
(1932-) won the 1978 Pulitzer Prize in Music for his piece, Deja Vu for Percussion Quartet and Orchestra, which was commissioned and premiered by the New York Philharmonic.
(1924-) shared the 1974 Pulitzer Prize for Local General Spot News Reporting with fellow U of I alumnus Arthur M. Petacque for uncovering new evidence that led to the reopening of efforts to solve the 1966 murder case of Illinois Sen. Charles Percy’s daughter.
(1944-) shared the 1995 Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Journalism for his work on a family’s struggle with poverty, illiteracy, crime, and drug abuse in Washington, D.C. Dash became a U of I faculty member in 1998 and is a Swanlund Chair and professor of journalism and Afro-American Studies.
www.publications.uiuc.edu /info/pulitzer.html   (802 words)

 USATODAY.com - 'Gilead' captures Pulitzer Prize for fiction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Marilynne Robinson won the fiction award for her graceful and thoughtful novel about a 76-year-old Iowa minister looking back at his life and his forebears.
John Patrick Shanley won the drama prize for a play that deals with a priest suspected of molesting a child and with a nun who takes him on, defying a patriarchal church.
The prizes of $10,000 each are awarded by Columbia University upon the recommendation of an 18-member Pulitzer board.
usatoday.com /life/people/2005-04-04-pulitzer-winners_x.htm?POE=LIFISVA   (492 words)

 Pulitzer Prize Thumbnails Project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Pulitzer juries in each of 21 category make up to three recommendations (with no stated preference) to the Pulitzer board, which then chooses the winners.
Every now and then, the board will choose not to give a prize in a category: 1977 was the last year when there was no prize for fiction.
My Pulitzer Prize Thumbnails Project has gotten pretty long, so I've broken it up into sections and created a frames version that makes it easier to move back and forth.
www.pitt.edu /~kloman/thumbfintro2.html   (317 words)

 The Pulitzer Prizes -- Search the Pulitzer Archives
A Pulitzer Prize Winner may be an individual, a group of individuals, or a newspaper's staff.
The Pulitzer Prize Board generally selects the Pulitzer Prize Winners from the three nominated finalists in each category.
The Public Service prize is always awarded to a newspaper, not an individual, although an individual may be named in the citation.
www.pulitzer.org /Archive/archive.html   (433 words)

Pulitzer specified solely four awards in journalism, four in letters and drama, one for education, and four traveling scholarships.
In letters, prizes were to go to an American novel, an original American play performed in New York, a book on the history of the United States, an American biography, and a history of public service by the press.
Since the inception of the prizes in 1917, the Pulitzer Prize Board has increased the number of awards to 21 and introduced poetry, music, and photography as subjects, while adhering to the spirit of the founder's will and intent.
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 CNN.com - Entertainment - Chabon wins Pulitzer for 'Kavalier & Clay' - April 16, 2001
It is the first Pulitzer for Chabon, whose book brings to life World War II America and the golden age of comic books.
His prize marked the first time that the second volume of a previous Pulitzer winner also won the award.
The Pulitzer for drama went to David Auburn for his play "Proof," a family drama about a young woman haunted by the mental collapse of her father.
edition.cnn.com /2001/SHOWBIZ/books/04/16/pulitzer.prize   (590 words)

 SAJA: Pulitzer Prizes
Unlike most other prizes, being one of the two finalists in a Pulitzer category is a big honor in itself.
The Pulitzer policy is if more than three reporters are involved, the prize goes to the staff.
Fiction: Jhumpa Lahiri for Interpreter of Maladies (Mariner Books/Houghton Mifflin).
www.saja.org /pulitzers.html   (956 words)

 Pulitzer Prize   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Named after Hungarian newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer, this award honors books which address the largest themes in life, the raw passion and tragedy of the human condition.
For distinguished fiction by an American author, preferably dealing with American life, Seven thousand five hundred dollars ($7,500).
A tribute to victims, survivors and heroes of September 11, "On the Transmigration of Souls" was premiered by the New York Philharmonic on September 19, 2002.
www.literature-awards.com /pulitzer_prize.htm   (410 words)

 A Pulitzer Prize for Roth
When the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction was awarded to Philip Roth ’54 for his novel American Pastoral, the common reaction was, “Why not before now?” That simple question speaks volumes about Roth’s place in our cultural consciousness.
For all the notoriety, for all the polemic that has dogged every step he's taken in a career that has entered its fourth decade, Roth is accepted as one of the premier writers of the late 20th century.
The Pulitzer, in the language of the awards committee, is presented to an American author whose book addresses an American theme.
www.departments.bucknell.edu /communications/BucknellWorld/1998-7/feature2.html   (873 words)

 Wright wins poetry PulitzerWright wins poetry Pulitzer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The 1998 Pulitzer Prize for poetry, awarded April 14 in New York City, honored Charles Wright, a graduate and frequent visiting faculty member of the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop.
At the UI Wright was a student of Donald Justice, who won the Pulitzer Prize in 1980 and is now retired in Iowa City.
The 1998 Pulitzer Prize in poetry brings to 25 the total of literary Pulitzers won by UI faculty or students, primarily in the Writers' Workshop.
www.uiowa.edu /~fyi/issues97-98/042498web/wright_wins_042498.html   (419 words)

 Booksontape.com : Award Winners : Pulitzer Prize (Fiction)
The Pulitzer prizes are awarded annually by Columbia University for outstanding achievement in American journalism, letters, drama and music.
The prizes, originally endowed with a gift from the newspaper magnate Joseph Pulitzer, are highly esteemed and have been awarded since 1917.
The awards are made by Columbia University on the recommendation of The Pulitzer Prize Board.
www.booksontape.com /awards.cfm/ficpulitze   (148 words)

 Jones wins Pulitzer Prize for fiction - Media - MSNBC.com
Author Edward Jones won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
NEW YORK - Stories of oppression both home and abroad were rewarded with Pulitzer Prizes on Monday as Edward P. Jones won the fiction prize for a novel about a fl slave owner and Anne Applebaum won the general nonfiction prize for her history of the brutal Soviet labor camps.
The Pulitzer was a shot of energy on an otherwise down day for Jones, author of a previous book, the acclaimed story collection “Lost in the City.” He was feeling so ill Monday he didn’t bother at first to answer his phone.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/4670465   (870 words)

 UI Faculty Member Robinson Wins Pulitzer Prize For 'Gilead'
Marilynne Robinson, a faculty member in the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, was identified today as the winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize in fiction.
Some 40 Pulitzer Prizes have been awarded to UI faculty members and alumni, including 26 prizes to writers associated with the Writers' Workshop.
Her first novel, "Housekeeping," was a Pulitzer finalist two decades ago, when it won the PEN/Hemingway Award.
www.uiowa.edu /~ournews/2005/april/040405pulitzer-robinson.html   (714 words)

 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction - Jacksonville Public Library   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Pulitzer Prizes, started by New York World publisher Joseph Pulitzer (1847-1911), are awarded each year for letters (books), works in journalism, music, and the arts produced during the previous calendar year.
The prizes are normally announced in May of each year.
Previously known as Novel (from 1917-1947), the Fiction winner is the most distinguished work of fiction by an American author, preferably dealing with American life, as recognized by the Nominating Juries and The Pulitzer Prize Board.
jpl.coj.net /library/awards/pulfiction.html   (308 words)

 Pulitzer Fiction Audio Books on Tape and CD
Created by publisher par excellence Joseph Pulitzer in his will, the awards are given as an incentive to excellence in journalism, letters, drama, education, and music.
This Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, generally regarded as the finest novel ever written on American politics, focuses on the career of Willie Stark, a country lawyer whose idealism is overcome by his lust for power.
This spectacular word crafter, a winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, offers eager listeners another winner: a playful yet tender collection that distills her elegance, wisdom, and insouciant humor into 21 compact and delicious stories.
www.audioeditions.com /sf.cfm?pageid=130   (831 words)

 Two Barnard alumnae win Pulitzer Prizes — one to speak at College Wednesday evening
Pulitzer Prize awarded to Barnard alumna Jhumpa Lahiri ’89; Katherine Boo ’88 cited in public service award to The Washington Post
April 11, 2000, NEW YORK, N.Y. — Barnard alumna Jhumpa Lahiri ’89 — who speaks on campus Wednesday, April 12 — has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, while a second Barnard alumna, Katherine Boo ’88, was cited for her work in a series in The Washington Post.
Lahiri won the Prize for fiction for her book Interpreter of Maladies, a book of short stories that has won wide acclaim.
www.barnard.edu /newnews/news41100a.htm   (239 words)

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