The 2011 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Drama

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For a distinguished play by an American author, preferably original in its source and dealing with American life, Ten thousand dollars ($10,000).

Awarded to "Clybourne Park" by Bruce Norris, a powerful work whose memorable characters speak in witty and perceptive ways to America's sometimes toxic struggle with race and class consciousness.


Lee C. Bollinger, President of Columbia University (left), presents the 2011 Drama prize to Bruce Norris.

Finalists

Also nominated as finalists in this category were: “Detroit” by Lisa D'Amour, a contemporary tragicomic play that depicts a slice of desperate life in a declining inner-ring suburb where hope is in foreclosure' and “A Free Man of Color” by John Guare, an audacious play spread across a large historical canvas, dealing with serious subjects while retaining a playful intellectual buoyancy.