Pulitzer Prize Winning Nonfiction Books in the North Carolina Digital Library

By checking the lists of Pulitzer Prize winning nonfiction books over the past five years, it appears that the North Carolina Digital Library carries most of these titles.  Some are popular, and as such, will have a wait list; others are easily accessible.

With our nonfiction readers in mind, we hope this list will provide you with a book or books of interest.

Amity and Prosperity:  One Family and the Fracturing of America by Eliza Griswold (2019)

Locking Up Our Own:  Crime and Punishment in Black America by James Forman Jr. (2018)

Evicted:  Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond (2017)

Black Flags:  The Rise of Isis by Joby Warrick (2016)

The Sixth Extinction:  An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert (2015)

The above were the Pulitzer winners for general nonfiction for these years.  In case you are interested in the runners-up, here is a selected list, also available through the North Carolina Digital Library:

Elderhood:  Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life by Louise Aronson (2020)

Notes on a Foreign Country:  An American Abroad in a Post-American World by Suzy Hansen (2018)

The Evolution of Beauty:  How Darwin’s Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the Animal World – and Us by Richard O. Prum (2018)

In a Different Key:  The Story of Autism by John Donvan and Caren Zucker (2017)

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehishi Coates (2016)

On occasion, you may be searching for a title in the North Carolina Digital Library that is recognized, but not owned by the NCDL.  If you scroll to the bottom of the screen, chances are you will see the book you are looking for there, with an option to recommend it for purchase.

(William Hicks, Information Services)



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