Friday, 16 April 2010

Pulitzer Prize winners announced

Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the WorldThe winners of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize have been announced. In the “Letters, Drama and Music” section Tinkers by Paul Harding has won the fiction prize for distinguished fiction by an American author, preferably dealing with American life. The book is described as a powerful celebration of life in which a New England father and son, through suffering and joy, transcend their imprisoning lives and offer new ways of perceiving the world and mortality. Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World by Liaquat Ahamed has been awarded the History prize for a distinguished book on the history of the United States. The book is a compelling account of how four powerful bankers played crucial roles in triggering the Great Depression and ultimately transforming the United States into the world’s financial leader.

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