April 23 – April 30, 2009 Edition

Pulitzer Announces
Prize Winners in Letters

NEW YORK, NY/Authorlink News/04/20/09–The Pulitzer Prize Board today announced its 2009 winners in Letters at Columbia University. Authors from Random House, Inc. won three of the five Pulitzer categories:

Fiction: OLIVE KITTERIDGE by Elizabeth Strout (Random House)

Biography: AMERICAN LION: Andrew Jackson in the White House by Jon Meacham (Random House)

General Nonfiction: SLAVERY BY ANOTHER NAME: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II by Douglas A. Blackmon (Doubleday)

Other winners in the Letters category were:

Drama – Ruined by Lynn Nottage

History – The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family by Annette Gordon-Reed (W.W. Norton & Company)

Poetry – The Shadow of Sirius by W.S. Merwin (Copper Canyon Press)

In the eleven years since Random House, Inc. came together as a merged company eighteen of our books have won Pulitzers–a feat unmatched by another trade-book publishing company.