Thursday, April 8, 2010

Give us your Pulitzer picks

Booksellers and literary fans the world over anticipate the annual announcement of the Pulitzer Prizewinners, all the more so because the finalists are not revealed in advance.

What are your favorite picks from 2009?

Tell us your forecast for Pulitzer winners in Literature, History, and Journalism (one per category), and if you’re right, you’ll win a $5.00 gift certificate to the Museum Shop. Leave your guesses in the comments.

This year’s winners will be announced on Monday, April 12, at 3 pm, corresponding nicely with our Tenement Talk with James McGrath Morris, author of Pulitzer: A Life in Politics, Print, and Power (Monday, April 12, at 6:30 pm, 108 Orchard St, FREE).

And when you come in to pick up your gift certificate, consider putting it towards the purchase of a past Pulitzer winner.

Many of these distinguished titles are among our bestsellers, including The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York by Robert A. Caro, The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family by Annette Gordon Reed, and Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898 by Edwin G. Burrows and Mike Wallace in non-fiction categories.

Some of our bestselling fiction and memoir titles have been past Pulitzer winners as well, including Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz, and The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon.

Stop by to check them out and for recommendations for further reading on New York history and literature. Don’t forget to send us your predictions for this year’s Pulitzer Prizewinners, and we look forward to seeing you at the Tenement Talk on Monday night.

- Posted by Kat Broadway


  1. T.J. Stiles's Vanderbilt or Blake Bailey's John Cheever for the Biography award

  2. TJ Stiles will be at Tenement Talks on Friday, May 14th.

  3. I'm going with Lords of Finance for history. Half Broke Horses for fiction. Trial By Fire, by David Grann, for journalism.

  4. Congrats to you both for correct picks on biography and history! Please email kbroadway(at) to redeem your gift certificates.


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