Colson Whitehead has won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction with his novel The Nickel Boys. The novel is based on the true life events of the Dozier reform school in Florida, which operated for 111 years and had its history exposed by a university’s investigation.
This is American Novelist Colson Whitehead’s second time to win the Pulitzer prize, after winning in 2017 with The Underground Railroad, a book about escape from slavery.
The Pulitzer Prize is a series of prizes in books, drama and music, awarded to an American citizen, and preferably dealing with American life.
The Nickel Boys, read by Colson Whitehead is available to download as an eAudiobook on Borrowbox.
The winners of the other Pulitzer Prizes are:
Drama - A Strange Loop, by Michael R. Jackson - (currently unavailable on the library catalogue and Borrowbox).
History - Sweet Taste of Liberty: A True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America, by W. Caleb McDaniel (Oxford University Press) - (currently unavailable on the library catalogue and Borrowbox).
Biography - Sontag: Her Life and Work, by Benjamin Moser (Ecco) (currently only available on Borrowbox).
Poetry - The Tradition, by Jericho Brown (Copper Canyon Press)
General Nonfiction - The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America, by Greg Grandin (Metropolitan Books) and The Undying: Pain, Vulnerability, Mortality, Medicine, Art, Time, Dreams, Data, Exhaustion, Cancer, and Care, by Anne Boyer (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) - (currently unavailable on the library catalogue and Borrowbox).
Music - The Central Park Five, by Anthony Davis - (currently unavailable on the library catalogue and Borrowbox).