Here is the New York Times guide to the Pulitzer Prize books and finalists for fiction, nonfiction, poetry, history and biography.
“Fifteen books were recognized as winners or finalists for the Pulitzer Prize on Monday, in the categories of fiction, general history, biography, poetry and general nonfiction.
Winner: “The Nickel Boys,” by Colson Whitehead
In his latest novel, the “Underground Railroad” writer fictionalized the story of a Florida school where dozens of black boys were tortured and buried in a secret graveyard. “Were Whitehead’s only aim to shine an unforgiving light on a redacted chapter of racial terrorism in the American chronicle, that would be achievement enough,” wrote our reviewer. But Whitehead “applies a master storyteller’s muscle not just to excavating a grievous past but to examining the process by which Americans undermine, distort, hide or ‘neatly erase’ the stories he is driven to tell.”
I just started listening to this on audible! It’s surprisingly pretty short, only a little over 6 hours.