2017 Pulitzer Prize Winners

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The Pulitzer Prize presents awards in the categories of Fiction, Drama, History, Biography, Poetry, General Nonfiction, and Music. This year's Pulitzer Prize in Fiction went to Colson Whitehead for The Underground Railroad. 

The Underground Railroad (Oprah's Book Club)
Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between
Olio
Sweat

2016 Nobel Prize in Literature

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Bob Dylan

The 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to Bob Dylan (b. 1941). The Academy noted that the famed musician won the award "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition." He is the first American to win the prize since Toni Morrison in 1993. 

Chronicles, Volume One
The Lyrics: 1961-2012
Tarantula

2016 Man Booker Prize Winner

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The Sellout
The Sellout

by Paul Beatty

The prestigious Man Booker Prize is given for a novel written in English. This year's winner is Paul Beatty, whose novel The Sellout is a satire of US racial politics. He is the first American writer to win the award. 

2016 National Book Award Winners

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The National Book Awards are the nation's preeminent literary prizes, honoring outstanding Fiction, Young People's Literature, Poetry, and Nonfiction. This year's fiction prize went to Colson Whitehead for The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad (Oprah's Book Club)
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America
March, Book Three
The Performance of Becoming Human

Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Awards

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The Lightkeepers
Homegoing
Shelter
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
Lab Girl
Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America