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McCarthy, Trethewey Win Pulitzers

PUBLISHED: April 16, 2007

Cormac McCarthy and Natasha Trethewey, both recent VQR contributors, have been honored with the Pulitzer Prizes in Fiction and Poetry, respectively. These are great writers with great books; it’s always nice to see this kind of recognition for deserving books. The full list of letters and drama winners is:

Fiction: The Road by Cormac McCarthy (Alfred A. Knopf)

Poetry: Native Guard by Natasha Trethewey (Houghton Mifflin)

Drama: Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire

History: The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation by Gene Roberts and Hank Klibanoff (Alfred A. Knopf)

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

General Nonfiction: The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright (Alfred A. Knopf)

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