The Pulitzers have just been awarded, and congratulations to all the winners. In particular, congratulations to:
For a distinguished volume of original verse by an American author, Ten thousand dollars ($10,000).
Two Prizes of $10,000 each:
Awarded to "Time and Materials" by Robert Hass (Ecco/HarperCollins).
Awarded to "Failure" by Philip Schultz (Harcourt).
Also nominated as a finalist in this category was: "Messenger: New and Selected Poems, 1976-2006" by Ellen Bryant Voigt (W.W. Norton).
For distinguished fiction by an American author, preferably dealing with American life, Ten thousand dollars ($10,000).
Awarded to "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao" by Junot Díaz (Riverhead Books).
Also nominated as finalists in this category were: "Tree of Smoke" by Denis Johnson (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), and "Shakespeare's Kitchen" by Lore Segal (The New Press).