Donna Tartt wins fiction Pulitzer for 'Goldfinch'

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on April 14, 2014 at 9:06 PM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 15 at 1:05 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Donna Tartt's "The Goldfinch," already among the most popular and celebrated novels of the past year, has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. One of the country's top colonial historians, Alan Taylor, has won his second Pulitzer, for "The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War In Virginia."

The award Monday for general nonfiction went to Dan Fagin's "Toms River," an acclaimed chronicle of industrial destruction in small New Jersey community. Megan Marshall's "Margaret Fuller," about the 19th century transcendentalist, won for biography; and Vijay Seshadri's witty and philosophical "3 Sections" received the poetry prize.

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