Pulitzer Prize Winners 2012


Category


Winner


Finalists

FictionNo Award

  1. -Train Dreams,- by Denis Johnson (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

  2. -Swamplandia!- by Karen Russell (Alfred A. Knopf); -The Pale King,- by David Foster Wallace (Little, Brown and Company).


 
Drama-Water by the Spoonful,- by Quiara Alegrķa Hudes

  1. -Other Desert Cities,- by Jon Robin Baitz

  2. -Sons of the Prophet,- by Stephen Karam.

History-Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention,- by Manning Marable (Viking)

  1. -Empires, Nations & Families: A History of the North American West, 1800-1860,- by Anne F. Hyde (University of Nebraska Press);

  2. -The Eleventh Day: The Full Story of 9/11 and Osama Bin Laden,- by Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan (Ballantine Books);

  3. -Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America,- by Richard White (W.W. Norton & Company).

Biography-George F. Kennan: An American Life,- by John Lewis Gaddis (The Penguin Press)

  1. -Love and Capital: Karl and Jenny Marx and the Birth of a Revolution,- by Mary Gabriel (Little, Brown and Company)

  2. -Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention,- by Manning Marable (Viking)

Poetry-Life on Mars,- by Tracy K. Smith (Graywolf Press)

  1. -Core Samples from the World,- by Forrest Gander (New Directions)

  2. -How Long,- by Ron Padgett (Coffee House Press)

General Nonfiction-The Swerve: How the World Became Modern,- by Stephen Greenblatt (W.W. Norton and Company)

  1. -One Hundred Names For Love: A Stroke, a Marriage, and the Language of Healing,- by Diane Ackerman (W.W. Norton and Company)

  2. -Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys over Girls, and the Consequences of a World Full of Men,- by Mara Hvistendahl (Public Affairs).

MusicKevin Puts for -Silent Night: Opera in Two Acts,-  (Aperto Press- commissioned and premiered by the Minnesota Opera in Minneapolis on November 12, 2011)

  1. Tod Machover for -Death and the Powers,- premiered by the Boston Modern Opera Project in Massachusetts on March 18, 2011;

  2. Andrew Norman for -The Companion Guide to Rome,- premiered on November 13, 2011, in Salt Lake City.