2018 Pulitzer Prize winners announced

The Pulitzer Prize winners in journalism this year, unsurprisingly, were devoted primarily to the #MeToo movement and coverage of Donald Trump's connection to Russia.

In the arts, the Pulitzer Prizes were awarded to:

  • The novel Less, by Andrew Sean Greer, which is the very charming story of a writer who embarks on a book tour in order to escape his troubles. (I read and enjoyed Less but did not review it; David Sedaris frequently recommended Less to audiences during his weeklong stand in Seattle this past January.)

  • The play Cost of Living, by Martyna Majok.

  • An environmental history of the Gulf of Mexico titled The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea, by Jack E. Davis.

  • Caroline Fraser's biography Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder.

  • Frank Bidart's poetry collection Half-light: Collected Poems 1965-2016.

  • For general nonfiction, James Forman Jr's Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America.

  • And last but by no means least, Kendrick Lamar's brilliant album DAMN.

Read more about this year's prizes on the Pulitzer Prize website. Congratulations to all the winners.