By Scott Jaschik. Pulitzer Prizes were announced Monday, including the following to academics:
- Drama: Lynn Nottage, for Sweat. Nottage is a faculty member at the Yale University School of Drama and the Columbia University School of Arts.
- History: Heather Ann Thompson, for Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy (Pantheon). Thompson is a historian at the University of Michigan.
- Biography: Hisham Matar, for The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between (Random House). Matar teaches at Barnard College.
- Poetry: Tyehimba Jess, for Olio (Wave Books). Jess is a professor at the College of Staten Island of the City University of New York. Read more...