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2008 Pulitzers Announced

FICTION: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz (Riverhead Books)

DRAMA: August: Osage County by Tracy Letts

HISTORY: What Hath God Wrought by Daniel Walker Howe (Oxford University Press)

BIOGRAPHY: Eden’s Outcasts by John Matteson (W.W. Norton)

POETRY: Time and Materials by Robert Hass (Ecco/HarperCollins)

POETRY: Failure by Philip Schultz (Harcourt)

Two Time Pulitzer Prize Winner Norman Mailer Passes Away

Two Time Pulitzer Prize Winner Norman Mailer Passes Away


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Norman Mailer, a two time Pulitizer Prize winner, died from renal failure at the age of 84 on Saturday. Mailer’s award winning books were The Armies of the Night which his his account of the peace march on the Pentagon and The Executioner’s Song, the true story of the execution of Gary Gilmore.

Mailer was awarded a lifetime achievement award at the 2005 National Book Awards where he decried the decline of both the serious author and the public’s interest in the serious novel.

Obits at CNN, NY Times and an interview with .