The winners of this year's Pulitzer Prize were recently announced. They are:
Fiction: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
Literary Criticism: Mark Feeney of "The Boston Globe"
Drama: "August: Osage County" by Tracy Letts
Biography: Eden's Outcast by John Matteson (a biography of Louisa May Alcott)
Poetry: "Time and Materials" by Robert Hass and "Failure" by Philip Schultz
Nonfiction: The Years of Extermination by Saul Friedlander (a scrupulously researched book on the Holocaust)