And the winner is…….

The 2018 Annual Pulitzer Prize Award (essentially the Oscars for writing) winners were announced yesterday and as always the award-winning books do not disappoint. Great additions for your Spring reading list:

Fiction

A gorgeous book on love, growing old and the human heart. A satire that will take you half way across the world, mesmerise you with skilled writing and surprise you with how relatable it is! One not to be missed.

History

An engaging read that illuminates an important environmental history of the Gulf of Mexico that needs to be told but also needs to be read. Brings much needed awareness on how American actions brought about mass maltreatment of one of Earth’s greatest marine ecosystems, and how we must act now to save it.

Biography

Stunning biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the Little House on the Prairie series, that elegantly captures Wilder’s struggles as a journalist barely making ends meet for her and her family; yet with sheer perseverance, self-reliance and love she climbs out of poverty and succeeds with the help of her daughter Rose. A well-researched portrait of Wilder complemented by an engaging insight on American history.

Poetry

50 years of ambitious, daring poems challenging societal convention at every angle. A master poet, Frank Bidart, refreshingly invokes the thoughts that we are too scared to think or too scared to say out loud. Meaningful, stunningly visual and profoundly human.

General Nonfiction

A fabulous analysis of how so many communities of colour have ended up in prison. Carefully crafted narrative that explains how the history of the well-intentioned legal system is largely responsible for this; and its devastating effects on minority communities and the population as a whole.

Insightful and enlightening, this book picked up a series of awards and nominations including one for the National Book Award.

Happy reading and don’t forget to share your reviews in the comments below — we would love to hear what you thought!

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