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Pulitzer Price to Greenblatt for "The Swerve" (Read 1801 times)
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Pulitzer Price to Greenblatt for "The Swerve"
17.04.2012 at 08:33:41
 
From http://www.pulitzer.org/citation/2012-General-Nonfiction :
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The 2012 Pulitzer Prize Winners
General Nonfiction

citation

For a distinguished and appropriately documented book of nonfiction by an American author that is not eligible for consideration in any other category, Ten thousand dollars ($10,000).

Awarded to "The Swerve: How the World Became Modern," by Stephen Greenblatt (W.W. Norton and Company), a provocative book arguing that an obscure work of philosophy, discovered nearly 600 years ago, changed the course of history by anticipating the science and sensibilities of today.

 
Apparently the jury consisted of  
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Roy Peter Clark, senior scholar, The Poynter Institute (Chair)
Deborah Blum*, science writer and professor of journalism, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Andrew Ross, professor of social and cultural analysis, New York University

* past Pulitzer Prize winner

 
Me, I'm still not completely convinced that "nonfiction" is the appropriate category for that book.
 


 
Anyway: found thanks to https://twitter.com/#!/jeffreyjcohen/statuses/192017036023578624
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