2013 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Fiction

The Orphan Master's Son by Adam JohnsonThe Orphan Master’s Son

By Adam Johnson

The Orphan master’s son follows a young man’s journey through the icy waters, dark tunnels, and eerie spy chambers of the world’s most mysterious dictatorship, North Korea.

History

Embers of War by Fredrik LogevallEmbers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America’s Vietnam

By Fredrik Logevall

A history of the four decades leading up to the Vietnam War offers insights into how the U.S. became involved, identifying commonalities between the campaigns of French and American forces while discussing relevant political factors.

Biography

The Black Count by Tom ReissThe Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo

By Tom Reiss

This biography traces the almost unbelievable life of the man who inspired not only Monte Cristo, but all three of the Musketeers: the novelist’s own father.

Poetry

Stag's Leap by Sharon OldsStag’s Leap

By Sharon Olds

In this wise and intimate new book, Sharon Olds tells the story of a divorce, embracing strands of love, sex, sorrow, memory, and new freedom.

General Nonfiction

Devil in the Grove by Gilbert KingDevil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America

By Gilbert King

Chronicles a little-known court case in which Thurgood Marshall successfully saved a black citrus worker from the electric chair after the worker was accused of raping a white woman with three other black men.

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