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Pulitzer details

Robert Hass' collection "Time and Materials" shared the 2008 Pulitzer for Poetry with Philip Schultz. The only other year two poets shared the prize was in 1919, when Margaret Widdemer won for "Old Road to Paradise" and Carl Sandburg for "Corn Huskers." Hass' collection was a recommended read by our poetry columnist Michael Chitwood. Other Pulitzer-winning books in 2008 are below.

Read about Hass' poetry in Chitwood's column on the poetry of war at www.newsobserver.com/105/story/976522.html.

FICTION

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Junot Díaz

Riverhead

HISTORY

What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848

Daniel Walker Howe

Oxford University Press

BIOGRAPHY

Eden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father

John Matteson

W.W. Norton

GENERAL NONFICTION

The Years of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945

Saul Friedländer

HarperCollins

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