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Best Pulitzer Prize Books: The Ultimate Collection

While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Pulitzer Prize books.

1. Less (Winner of the Pulitzer Prize): A Novel (2018)

Best Pulitzer Prize Books: The Ultimate CollectionA New York Times Notable Book of 2017 “I could not love LESS more.”–Ron Charles, Who says you can’t run away from your problems? You are a failed novelist about to turn fifty. A wedding invitation arrives in the mail: your boyfriend of the past nine years is engaged to someone else. You can’t say yes–it would be too awkward–and you can’t say no–it would look like defeat. On your desk are a series of invitations to half-baked literary events around the world. : How do you arrange to skip town? : You accept them all.What would possibly go wrong? Arthur Less will almost fall in love in Paris,…
Author(s): Andrew Sean Greer

2. The Goldfinch: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction) (2015)

Best Pulitzer Prize Books: The Ultimate CollectionTheo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don’t know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by a longing for his mother, he clings to the one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into a wealthy and insular art community.As an adult, Theo moves silkily between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty labyrinth of an…
Author(s): Donna Tartt

3. The Overstory: A Novel (2019)

Best Pulitzer Prize Books: The Ultimate CollectionWinner of the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction Shortlisted for the Man Booker PrizeNew York Times Bestseller A New York Times Notable Book and a Washington Post, Time, Oprah Magazine, Newsweek, Chicago Tribune, and Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2018 “The best novel ever written about trees, and really just one of the best novels, period.” ―Ann PatchettThe Overstory, winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, is a sweeping, impassioned work of activism and resistance that is also a stunning evocation of―and paean to―the natural world. From the roots to…
Author(s): Richard Powers

4. Moments: The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photographs (2015)

Best Pulitzer Prize Books: The Ultimate Collection Organized by year, the photographs in this stunning and emotional work create a poignant visual chronicle of our times. The images here, many of which are seared into our collective consciousness, include raising the flag at Iwo Jima, a young Vietnamese girl fleeing her village, her body burned by napalm, and the collapse of the World Trade towers. Others show less-well-known, but equally as powerful scenes from children in war-torn Liberia washing themselves in a bucket of water to a high-diver at the Barcelona Olympics. Each photograph is narrated with an essay by…
Author(s): Hal Buell, David Halberstam

5. Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist) (2017)

Best Pulitzer Prize Books: The Ultimate Collection“There could only be a few winners, and a lot of losers. And yet we played on, because we had hope that we might be the lucky ones.” In the early 1900s, teenaged Sunja, the adored daughter of a crippled fisherman, falls for a wealthy stranger at the seashore near her home in Korea. He promises her the world, but when she discovers she is pregnant–and that her lover is married–she refuses to be bought. Instead, she accepts an offer of marriage from a gentle, sickly minister passing through on his way to Japan. But her decision to abandon her home, and to reject…
Author(s): Min Jin Lee

6. The Guns of August: The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Classic About the Outbreak of World War I (2004)

Best Pulitzer Prize Books: The Ultimate CollectionIn this landmark, Pulitzer Prize–winning account, renowned historian Barbara W. Tuchman re-creates the first month of World War I: thirty days in the summer of 1914 that determined the course of the conflict, the century, and ultimately our present world. Beginning with the funeral of Edward VII, Tuchman traces each step that led to the inevitable clash. And inevitable it was, with all sides plotting their war for a generation. Dizzyingly comprehensive and spectacularly portrayed with her famous talent for evoking the characters of the war’s key players, Tuchman’s magnum opus is a classic for the ages.    …
Author(s): Barbara W. Tuchman, Robert K. Massie

7. The Return (Pulitzer Prize Winner): Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between (2017)

Best Pulitzer Prize Books: The Ultimate Collection• When Hisham Matar was a nineteen-year-old university student in England, his father went missing under mysterious circumstances. Hisham would never see him again, but he never gave up hope that his father might still be alive. Twenty-two years later, he returned to his native Libya in search of the truth behind his father’s disappearance. The Return is the story of what he found there. The Pulitzer Prize citation hailed The Return as “a first-person elegy for home and father.” Transforming his personal quest for answers into a brilliantly told…
Author(s): Hisham Matar

8. Beneath a Scarlet Sky: A Novel (2017)

Best Pulitzer Prize Books: The Ultimate CollectionPino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He’s a normal Italian teenager—obsessed with music, food, and girls—but his days of innocence are numbered. When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior.In an attempt to protect him, Pino’s parents force him to enlist as a German soldier—a move they think will keep him out of combat. But after Pino is injured, he is recruited at the tender age of eighteen to become the personal driver for Adolf Hitler’s left hand in Italy, General…
Author(s): Mark Sullivan

9. Imagine Me Gone (2017)

Best Pulitzer Prize Books: The Ultimate CollectionWINNER of the LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE FINALIST for the NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDFINALIST for the KIRKUS PRIZELONG-LISTED for the ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL When Margaret’s fiancé, John, is hospitalized for depression in 1960s London, she faces a choice: carry on with their plans despite what she now knows of his condition, or back away from the suffering it may bring her. She decides to marry him. Imagine Me Gone is the unforgettable story of what unfolds from this act of love and faith. At the heart of it is their eldest son, Michael, a brilliant,…
Author(s): Adam Haslett

10. The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration (2011)

Best Pulitzer Prize Books: The Ultimate Collection     From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America. Wilkerson compares this epic migration to the migrations of other peoples in history. She interviewed more than a thousand people, and gained access to new data and official records, to write this definitive and vividly dramatic account of how these American journeys unfolded, altering our cities, our country, and ourselves. With stunning historical detail, Wilkerson tells this story through the lives of three unique individuals: Ida Mae Gladney, who in 1937 left sharecropping and…
Author(s): Isabel Wilkerson

11. The Narrow Road to the Deep North (2015)

Best Pulitzer Prize Books: The Ultimate CollectionNothing since Cormac McCarthy’s The Road has shaken me like this.” —The Washington PostIn The Narrow Road to the Deep North, Richard Flanagan displays the gifts that have made him one of the most acclaimed writers of contemporary fiction. Moving deftly from a Japanese POW camp to present-day Australia, from the experiences of Dorrigo Evans and his fellow prisoners to that of the Japanese guards, this savagely beautiful novel tells a story of the many forms of love and death, of war and truth, as one man comes of age, prospers, only to discover all that he…
Author(s): Richard Flanagan

12. The Sympathizer: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction) (2016)

Best Pulitzer Prize Books: The Ultimate CollectionThe winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, as well as seven other awards, The Sympathizer is the breakthrough novel of the year. With the pace and suspense of a thriller and prose that has been compared to Graham Greene and Saul Bellow, The Sympathizer is a sweeping epic of love and betrayal. The narrator, a communist double agent, is a “man of two minds,” a half-French, half-Vietnamese army captain who arranges to come to America after the Fall of Saigon, and while building a new life with other Vietnamese refugees in Los Angeles is secretly reporting back to his communist superiors in Vietnam….
Author(s): Viet Thanh Nguyen

13. Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City (2017)

Best Pulitzer Prize Books: The Ultimate CollectionIn Evicted, Princeton sociologist and MacArthur “Genius” Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they each struggle to keep a roof over their heads. Hailed as “wrenching and revelatory” (The Nation), “vivid and unsettling” (New York Review of Books), Evicted transforms our understanding of poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving one of twenty-first-century America’s most devastating problems. Its unforgettable scenes of hope and loss remind us of the centrality of home, without which nothing else is…
Author(s): Matthew Desmond

Best Pulitzer Prize Books: The Ultimate Collection

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Listening to Jennifer Higdon: The Musical Style of the Pulitzer Prize Winning Composer

Author(s): Christina L Reitz
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Year: 2018, Size: 6 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2401148

The Pulitzer Prize Poetry

Author(s): Edwin Arlington Robinson
Publisher: Portable Poetry, Year: 2013, Size: 192 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 1433231

3 Sections: Poems

Author(s): Seshadri, Vijay
Publisher: Graywolf Press, Year: 2013, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1441038

Biography: Autobiography Awards 1917-1992

Author(s): Heinz-Dietrich Fischer & Erika J. Fischer
Publisher: K. G. Saur, Year: 2012, Size: 79 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1421572

Chronicle of the Pulitzer Prizes for Biography

Author(s): Heinz-D. Fischer
Publisher: K. G. Saur, Year: 2012, Size: 12 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1422051

Chronicle of the Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry : discussions, decisions and documents

Author(s): Fischer, Heinz Dietrich; Fischer, Erika J
Publisher: K G Saur, Year: 2009, Size: 52 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1429446

Everyone Has the Right to My Opinion: Investor's Business Daily Pulitzer Prize-Winning Editorial Cartoonist

Author(s): Michael Ramirez
Publisher: , Year: 2008, Size: 31 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 453593

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are truly best-sellers according to Los Angeles Times, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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