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2010 Pulitzer Prizes announced

April 12, 2010 | 12:31 pm

Firsttycoon The winners for the Pulitzer Prizes and all finalists have been announced. There were prizes awarded in all five book categories.

Biography winner: "The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt" by T.J Stiles. Finalists: "Cheever: A Life" by Blake Bailey and "Woodrow Wilson: A Biography" by John Milton Cooper Jr.

Fiction winner: "Tinkers" by Paul Harding. Finalists: "Love in Infant Monkeys" by Lydia Millet and "In Other Rooms, Other Wonders" by Daniyal Mueenuddin.

Nonfiction winner: “The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and Its Dangerous Legacy” by David E. Hoffman. Finalists: "How Markets Fail: The Logic of Economic Calamities” by John Cassidy and "The Evolution of God" by Robert Wright.

Poetry winner: “Versed” by Rae Armantrout. Finalists: "Tryst" by Angie Estes and “Inseminating the Elephant” by Lucia Perillo.

History winner: "Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World" by Liaquat Ahamed. Finalists: “Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford’s Forgotten Jungle City” by Greg Grandin and "Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815" by Gordon S. Wood.

-- Carolyn Kellogg