The 2011 Pulitzer Prizes  were awarded this week and include awards for letters.
A Visit from the Goon Squad  by Jennifer Egan
The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery  by Eric Foner
Biography or Autobiography
Washington : A Life  by Ron Chernow
The Best of It: New and Selected Poems  by Kay Ryan
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer  by Siddhartha Mukherjee
A Visit from the Goon Squad is sweeping several fiction categories. After making several best-of year end lists, it also won the National Book Critics Circle award for fiction. Maybe its time to move it up on my to-read list!