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Monday
Apr142014

Pulitzer Prize Winners

Congratulations to this year's Pulitzer Prize winners. 

FICTION - "The Goldfinch" by Donna Tartt
DRAMA - "The Flick" by Annie Baker
HISTORY - "The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832" by Alan Taylor 
BIOGRAPHY - "Margaret Fuller: A New American Life" by Megan Marshall
POETRY - "3 Sections" by Vijay Seshadri
GENERAL NONFICTION - "Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation" by Dan Fagin
MUSIC - "Become Ocean" by John Luther Adams

Have any of you read or listened to any of these? I'm intrigued by the description of the Drama winner "The Flick" since it's film related:

The Flick, a still from the Playwright Horizons production last year

a thoughtful drama with well-crafted characters that focuses on three employees of a Massachusetts art-house movie theater, rendering lives rarely seen on the stage.

Many Pulitzer Prize winning plays end up as movies eventually. You can see past winners after the jump including three recent Oscar nominated films...

PREVIOUS PULITZER DRAMA WINNERS

2013: Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar
2012: Water By the Spoonful by Quiara Alegria Hudes
2011: Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris
2010: Next to Normal by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey
2009: Ruined, by Lynn Nottage
2008: August: Osage County, by Tracy Letts
2007: Rabbit Hole, by David Lindsay-Abaire
2006: No award
2004-05: Doubt, by John Patrick Shanley
2003-04: I Am My Own Wife, by Doug Wright
2002-03: Anna in the Tropics, by Nilo Cruz
2001-02: Topdog/Underdog, by Suzan-Lori Parks
2000-01: Proof, by David Auburn
1999-00: Dinner with Friends, by Donald Margulies
1998-99: Wit, by Margaret Edson
1997-98: How I Learned To Drive, by Paula Vogel
1996-97: No award
1995-96: Rent, by Jonathan Larson
1994-95: The Young Man From Atlanta, by Horton Foote
1993 94: Three Tall Women, by Edward Albee
1992-93: Angels in America: Millennium Approaches, by Tony Kushner
1991-92: The Kentucky Cycle, by Robert Schenkkan
1990-91: Lost in Yonkers, by Neil Simon
1989-90: The Piano Lesson, by August Wilson
1988-89: The Heidi Chronicles, by Wendy Wasserstein
1987 88: Driving Miss Daisy, by Alfred Uhry
1986-87: Fences, by August Wilson
1985-86: No award
1984-85: Sunday in the Park With George, by James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim
1983-84: Glengarry Glen Ross, by David Mamet
1982-83: 'night, Mother, by Marsha Norman
1981 82: A Soldier's Play, by Charles Fuller
1980-81: Crimes of the Heart, by Beth Henley
1979-80: Talley's Folly, by Lanford Wilson
1978-79: Buried Child, by Sam Shepard
1977-78: The Gin Game, by D.L. Coburn
1976-77: The Shadow Box, by Michael Cristofer
1975-76: A Chorus Line, by Michael Bennett, James Kirkwood, Nicholas Dante, Marvin Hamlisch and Edward Kleban
1974-75: Seascape, by Edward Albee
1973 74: No award
1972-73: That Championship Season, by Jason Miller
1971-72: No award
1970-71: The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, by Paul Zindel
1969-70: No Place To Be Somebody, by Charles Gordone
1968-69: The Great White Hope, by Howard Sackler
1967-68: No award
1966 67: A Delicate Balance, by Edward Albee
1965-66: No award
1964 65: The Subject Was Roses, by Frank D. Gilroy
1963-64: No award
1962-63: No award
1961-62: How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, by Abe Burrows and Frank Loesser
1960-61: All the Way Home, by Tad Mosel
1959-60: Fiorello!, by Jerome Weidman, George Abbott, Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock
1958-59: J.B., by Archibald MacLeish
1957-58: Look Homeward, Angel, by Ketti Frings
1956-57: Long Day's Journey Into Night, by Eugene O'Neill
1955-56: The Diary of Anne Frank, by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett
1954-55: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, by Tennessee Williams
1953-54: The Teahouse of the August Moon, by John Patrick
1952-53: Picnic, by William Inge
1951-52: The Shrike, by Joseph Kramm
1950-51: No award
1949-50: South Pacific, by Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan
1948-49: Death of a Salesman, by Arthur Miller
1947-48: A Streetcar Named Desire, by Tennessee Williams
1946-47: No award
1945-46: State of the Union, by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
1944-45: Harvey, by Mary Chase
1943-44: No award
1942-43: The Skin of Our Teeth, by Thornton Wilder
1941-42: No award
1940-41: There Shall Be No Night, by Robert E. Sherwood
1939-40: The Time of Your Life, by William Saroyan
1938-39: Abe Lincoln in Illinois, by Robert E. Sherwood
1937-38: Our Town, by Thornton Wilder
1936-37: You Can't Take It With You, by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman
1935-36: Idiot's Delight, by Robert E. Sherwood
1934-35: The Old Maid, by Zoe Akins
1933-34: Men in White, by Sidney Kingsley
1932-33: Both Your Houses, by Maxwell Anderson
1931-32: Of Thee I Sing, by George S. Kaufman, Morrie Ryskind and Ira Gershwin
1930-31: Alison's House, by Susan Glaspell
1929-30: The Green Pastures, by Marc Connelly
1928-29: Street Scene, by Elmer Rice
1927-28: Strange Interlude, by Eugene O'Neill
1926-27: In Abraham's Bosom, by Paul Green
1925-26: Craig's Wife, by George Kelly
1924-25: They Knew What They Wanted, by Sidney Howard
1923-24: Hell-Bent fer Heaven, by Hatcher Hughes
1922-23: Icebound, by Owen Davis
1921-22: Anna Christie, by Eugene O'Neill
1920-21: Miss Lulu Bett, by Zona Gale
1919-20: Beyond the Horizon, by Eugene O'Neill
1918-19: No award
1917-18: Why Marry?, by Jesse Lynch Williams
1916-17: No award

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Reader Comments (7)

Loved The Goldfinch (and her first novel, too - surprised there wasn't a movie of The Secret History).

April 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterScottC

2000-01 "Proof" was also a movie with Gwenyth that I liked a lot but that for some reason didn't took off...I am a BIG fan of "Rabbit Hole" as a movie even more than as a play which is rare...

April 14, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterstjeans

i'm shocked 'the flick' won the pulitzer.... crazy. it's ummm... not that good.

April 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPeter

Two of the last three Pulitzer Prize winners filmed feature Meryl Streep!

I wonder if they will make a film of "Next to Normal." That could be a tour-de-force for an actress with musical chops.

April 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRaul

The Goldfinch is still waiting for me on the shelf at home. I'm slowly getting around to it.

I've not seen The Flick but, even though I'm not sure if it would translate to screen all that well, I'd be first in line for the Next to Normal movie adaptation.

April 15, 2014 | Unregistered Commentergoran

The Flick does sound intriguing, I have to add it to my Goodreads list to remember it.

April 15, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterjoel6

Many of these winners were made into telefilms. I guess we're only mentioning Oscar nominees. Have we all blocked out of our minds the film version of "Rent" here lol?

There's HBO's "Wit" starring Emma Thompson (how could you forget to highlight that one?). "Dinner With Friends" with Greg Kinnear and Andie McDowell. "The Piano Lesson" with Charles S. Dutton and recent TFE interview subject Alfre Woodard. "The Gin Game" has been made over many times on TV.

"A Soldier's Story" is based on "A Soldier's Play." Oscar nominee Adolph Caesar.

"'night, Mother" starring Sissy Spacek and Anne Bancroft.

There are also films made from the Fiction winners too.

April 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLinc

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