Books and Reading— 2012 Pulitzer Prize Winners


Pulitzer Prize Medal

2012 Fiction: No award Given


2012 General Nonfiction

The Swerve: How the Worlds Became Modern, by Stephen Greenblatt

2012 History

Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention, by Manning Marable

2012 Biography

George F. Kennan: An American Life, by John Lewis Gaddis

2012 Poetry

Life on Mars by Tracy Smith

2011 Fiction

A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

2011 General Nonfiction

The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee

2011 Biography

Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow

2011 Poetry

The Best of It: New and Selected Poems by Kay Ryan

2010 Fiction

Tinkers by Paul Harding

2010 General Nonfiction

The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and Its Dangerous Legacy by David E. Hoffman

2010 Biography

The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt by T.J. Stiles

2009 Fiction

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

2009 General Nonfiction

Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II by Douglas A. Blackmon

2009 Biography

American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House by Jon Meacham

2009 History

The Hemingses of Monticello by Annette Gordon-Reed

2008 Fiction

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

2008 Biography

Eden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father by John Matteson

2008 Poetry (Two Awards)

Time and Materials by Robert Hass

Failure by Philip Schultz

2007 Fiction

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

2007 General Nonfiction

Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II by Douglas A. Blackmon

2007 Biography

The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher by Debby Applegate

2007 History

The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation by Gene Roberts and Hank Klibanoff

2007 Poetry

Native Guard by Natasha Tretheway

2006 Fiction

March by Geraldine Brooks

2006 Biography

American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin

2006 Poetry

Late Wife: Poems by Claudia Emerson

2005 Fiction

Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

2005 General Nonfiction

Ghost Wars: The Secret History of The CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, From the Soviet by Steve Coll

2005 History

Washington's Crossing by David Hackett Fischer

2005 Poetry

Delights and Shadows by Ted Kooser