Pulitzer Prize Winners 2011: Jennifer Egan, Eric Foner, Ron Chernow ...

Pulitzer Prize winners were announced today, and this year's honorees include novelist Jennifer Egan and American historian Eric Foner. The annual prizes reward both journalism and book-length writing. Here's the list of winners in the book-length categories:

FICTION - "A Visit from the Goon Squad" by Jennifer Egan (Alfred A. Knopf)

DRAMA - "Clybourne Park" by Bruce Norris

HISTORY - "The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery" by Eric Foner (W. W. Norton & Company)

BIOGRAPHY - "Washington: A Life" by Ron Chernow (The Penguin Press)

POETRY - "The Best of It: New and Selected Poems" by Kay Ryan (Grove Press)

GENERAL NONFICTION - "The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer" by Siddhartha Mukherjee (Scribner)



Read the full list of winners at the Pulitzer Prizes website.

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