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These are the 2018 Pulitzer Prize winners for literature, music, and the arts

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  • Thu-Huong Ha
By Thu-Huong Ha

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The winners of the biggest US prize for arts have been announced. This year’s Pulitzer prizes in arts—officially the “letters, drama, and music” awards—explore themes of privilege, race, and cultural production. (The prizes for journalism were also announced today.)

Andrew Sean Greer’s novel Less, and Kendrick Lamar’s album Damn are among the winners. Each winner receives a $15,000 cash prize.

Pulitzer Prize for fiction

Less, by Andrew Sean Greer

Pulitzer Prize for drama

Cost of Living, by Martyna Majok

Pulitzer Prize for history

The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea, by Jack E. Davis

Pulitzer Prize for biography

Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder, by Caroline Fraser

Pulitzer Prize for poetry

Half-light: Collected Poems 1965-2016, by Frank Bidart

Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction

Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America, by James Forman Jr.

Pulitzer Prize for music

DAMN. by Kendrick Lamar

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