О премии

Одна из наиболее престижных наград США в области литературы, журналистики, музыки и театра. Вручается из фонда, основанного по завещанию (1903 г.) газетного магната Джозефа Пулитцера (1847—1911).

С 1917 года премия вручается ежегодно в первый понедельник мая попечителями Колумбийского университета в Нью-Йорке. Размер премии — 10 тысяч долларов. С февраля 2006 года авторы и издания, претендующие на Пулитцеровскую премию, могли представлять в жюри не только произведения на бумажных носителях, но и работы из Интернет-пространства. С 2011 года приём работ осуществляется исключительно в электронном виде.

Страна: США Первое вручение: 1918 г. Последнее вручение: 2017 г. Официальный сайт: http://www.pulitzer.org/


Художественная книга

За лучшее произведение художественной прозы, принадлежащее писателю-американцу, изданное в виде книги и предпочтительно посвященное проблемам американской жизни.

Биография или автобиография
Biography or Autobiography

За лучшую биографию или автобиографию, написанную писателем-американцем.

Нехудожественная литература
General Nonfiction

За лучшее нехудожественное произведение, принадлежащее писателю-американцу.

Художественная книга
The Underground Railroad
Colson Whitehead

For a smart melding of realism and allegory that combines the violence of slavery and the drama of escape in a myth that speaks to contemporary America.

Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves, but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood—where even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Matters do not go as planned—Cora kills a young white boy who tries to capture her. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted.
Нехудожественная литература
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
Matthew Desmond
From Harvard sociologist and MacArthur "Genius" Matthew Desmond, a landmark work of scholarship and reportage that will forever change the way we look at poverty in America

In this brilliant, heartbreaking book, Matthew Desmond takes us into the poorest neighborhoods of Milwaukee to tell the story of eight families on the edge. Arleen is a single mother trying to raise her two sons on the $20 a month she has left after paying for their rundown apartment. Scott is a gentle nurse consumed by a heroin addiction. Lamar, a man with no legs and a neighborhood full of boys to look after, tries to work his way out of debt. Vanetta participates in a botched stickup after her hours are cut. All are spending almost everything they have on rent, and all have fallen behind.

The fates of these families are in the hands of two landlords: Sherrena Tarver, a former schoolteacher turned inner-city entrepreneur, and Tobin Charney, who runs one of the worst trailer parks in Milwaukee. They loathe some of their tenants and are fond of others, but as Sherrena puts it, “Love don’t pay the bills.” She moves to evict Arleen and her boys a few days before Christmas.

Even in the most desolate areas of American cities, evictions used to be rare. But today, most poor renting families are spending more than half of their income on housing, and eviction has become ordinary, especially for single mothers. In vivid, intimate prose, Desmond provides a ground-level view of one of the most urgent issues facing America today. As we see families forced into shelters, squalid apartments, or more dangerous neighborhoods, we bear witness to the human cost of America’s vast inequality—and to people’s determination and intelligence in the face of hardship.

Based on years of embedded fieldwork and painstakingly gathered data, this masterful book transforms our understanding of extreme poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving a devastating, uniquely American problem. Its unforgettable scenes of hope and loss remind us of the centrality of home, without which nothing else is possible.

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Названы лауреаты Пулитцеровской премии по литературе и поэзии
17 апреля 2018 г., 13:15

В этом году победа досталась писателю Эндрю Шону Гриру за «философский, смешной, мудрый и наполненный неожиданными поворотами» роман Less («Меньше»).

Жюри отметило роман о писателе-гее, нон-фикшен об афроамериканской преступности и поэтический сборник «Полумрак».

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