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The 2019 Pulitzer Prize Winners Have Been Announced!

The winners of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize winners have been announced and it looks let the winners knocked it out of the park. Best fiction was won by The Overstory by Richard Powers, drama was won by Fairview by Jackie Sibblies Drury, biography by The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke by Jeffrey Stewart, and nonfiction was won by Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America by Eliza Griswold. The awards represent strength of diversity for the winner, with the books covering black history, the American Dream, the fracturing of ideals, activism, and more. Further awards included prizes for The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal.

 

A picture of the Pulitzer Prize

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Here is the full list of winners:

Editorial cartooning

Darrin Bell, a freelance cartoonist

Breaking-news photography

Photography staff of Reuters

Feature photography

Lorenzo Tugnoli of The Washington Post

Special citation

Staff of the Capital Gazette

BOOKS, DRAMA AND MUSIC

Fiction

The Overstory by Richard Powers

Drama

Fairview by Jackie Sibblies Drury

History

Frederick Douglass by David W. Blight

Biography or autobiography

The New Negro by Jeffrey C. Stewart

Poetry

“Be With” by Forrest Gander

General nonfiction

“Amity and Prosperity” by Eliza Griswold

Music

“p r i s m” by Ellen Reid

Special citation

Aretha Franklin

Congratulations to all the winners!

 

 

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Washington Post’s First Black Female Writer Blazes Trails With New Book

Making history wasn’t on Dorothy Gilliam’s mind when she started working at The Washington Post. Most days, she was just worried about making it into the office.

 

“I would sometimes experience panic attacks when I was walking to work,” she writes, “fearing what was happening at the office, what I would encounter there, who would not speak to me.”

 

In Gilliam’s book Trailblazer, she recounts her time working for the famous newspaper. Her battle to find a good story were happening simultaneously with her daily battles against racism and sexism.

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Being the lone black woman in a newsroom, Gilliam was usually isolated from other reporters and worked extra hard only to be given little credit. Much of her reporting went against the grain by interviewing everyday people rather than wealthy men and politicians to get her stories, bringing a more diverse perspective to stories.

 

Gilliam’s book is available now on Kindle and hardcover. A paperback version will be available in September.

 

 

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