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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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