The play "Clybourne Park," Bruce Norris' riff on "A Raisin in the Sun" that examined race relations and the effects of modern gentrification, won the drama prize.
The Pulitzer for history was awarded to "The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery," by Eric Foner. The biography award went to "Washington: A Life," by Ron Chernow, and Kay Ryan's "The Best of It: New and Selected Poems," won the poetry prize.
The general nonfiction prize was given to "The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer," by Siddhartha Mukherjee, while the music prize went to Zhou Long for "Madame White Snake."
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