2007 Pulitzer Prizes announced
The much-coveted Pulitzer Prizes for 2007 were announced Monday, April 16, 2007.
Among the winners in more than a dozen categories are:
Cormac McCarthy for The Road, his dark post-apocalyptic vision of a world gone mad, as a man and his young son journey to the sea, with only their wits, two bullets, and a devolving immorality standing between them and destruction.
Gene Roberts and Hank Klibanoff, co-authors of The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation won for their riveting account of the best that American journalism used to be, when reporters dug out the truth and brought to light wrongs that needed to be righted.
Biography or Autobiography
Debby Applegate wrote The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher. Harriet Beecher Stowe’s brother, Henry, was a powerful minister, abolitionist, and intellectual who gripped the public’s interest as much for his beliefs as for his weakness for women.
Lawrence Wright, for The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11. Stunning, carefully researched masterpiece that highlight’s one desperate FBI agent’s desperate race to stop 9/11 before it happened.