The 2008 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Fiction

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For distinguished fiction by an American author, preferably dealing with American life, Ten thousand dollars ($10,000).

Awarded to The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz (Riverhead Books)


Richard Oppel, Pulitzer Board co-chair (left), presents the 2008 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction to Junot Diaz.

Finalists

Also nominated as finalists in this category were: "Tree of Smoke" by Denis Johnson (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), and "Shakespeare's Kitchen" by Lore Segal (The New Press).