2018 Pulitzer Prize Winners

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Winners of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize categories for Letters, Drama and Music. 

Damn

Kendrick Lamar

COMPACT DISC PO RAP Lamar Damn
Rap

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First winner in the Music category that wasn't in the Jazz or Classical genres. -Jason

Less : a novel

Andrew Sean Greer

FICTION Greer Andrew
Fiction

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Winner in the Fiction category -Jason

The Gulf : the making of an American sea

Jack E. Davis

909.096364 /Davis
Nonfiction

Significant beyond tragic oil spills and hurricanes, the Gulf has historically been one of the world's most bounteous marine environments, supporting human life for millennia. Based on the premise that nature lies at the center of human existence, Davis takes readers on a compelling and, at times, wrenching journey from the Florida Keys to the Texas Rio Grande, along marshy shorelines and majestic estuarine bays, both beautiful and life-giving, though fated to exploitation by esurient oil men and real-estate developers. Davis shares previously untold stories, parading a vast array of historical characters past our view: sports-fishermen, presidents, Hollywood executives, New England fishers, the Tabasco king, a Texas shrimper, and a New York architect who caught the "big one". Sensitive to the imminent effects of climate change, and to the difficult task of rectifying the assaults of recent centuries, this book suggests how a penetrating examination of a single region's history can inform the country's path ahead. --

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Winner in the History category -Jason

Prairie fires : the American dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Caroline Fraser

BIOGRAPHY Wilder, Laura Ingalls
Nonfiction

"This book, written by the editor of the Library of America edition of the Little House books, is a thoroughly researched biography of not only Laura Ingalls Wilder, but of her daughter, Rose. Using unpublished manuscripts, letters, financial records, and more, Fraser gives fresh insight into the life of a woman beloved to many. Intensively researched, this is definitely a fascinating read, and one that I plan on reading again -- maybe the next time I re-read the Little House series. -- Jennifer Ohzourk for LibraryReads,"--Novelist.

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Winner in the Biography category -Jason

Half-light : collected poems 1965-2016

Frank Bidart

811.54 /Bidart
Poetry

"The collected poems of the award winning American poet Frank Bidart"--

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Winner in the Poetry category -Jason

Locking up our own : crime and punishment in Black America

James Forman

364.973 /Forman
Nonfiction

"Recounts the tragic role that some African Americans--as judges, prosecutors, politicians, police officers, and voters--played in escalating the war on crime"--

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Winner in the General Nonfiction category -Jason