Monday, April 18, 2016

Roman “Sympathetic” won the Pulitzer Prize – RIA Novosti

WASHINGTON, April 18 – RIA Novosti The novel “Sympathetic” (The Sympathizer) Viet Tan Nguyen (Viet Thanh Nguyen) won the Pulitzer Prize in 2016;. the winners of the most prestigious US award for achievements in the fields of literature, journalism, music and theater announced Monday at Columbia University in New York.

The organizers awarded the prize “multi-layered novel”, has marked a positive criticism, the author, born in Vietnam, it is the representative of the two countries. The debut novel by the author, who teaches at the University of Southern California, has been a bestseller in 2015 according to The New York Times.

The American writer and composer Lin-Manuel Miranda, the award-winning in the category for the musical drama “Hamilton”. In the category of Non-Fiction was Giobbe Uarrik for “Black flags: the ascent of the Islamic state” (IG, banned in Russia).

It was reported earlier that the journalists of the newspaper Los Angeles Times won a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the attack in San Bernardino (CA) and the investigation of the attack. Award “for service to the community” got the agency Associated Press for coverage of “serious violations in the field of labor”, which led to the release of more than two thousand “slaves” employed in rybodobyche and fish processing, falling on American tables.

Pulittserovksaya prize is awarded each year, the ceremony in 2016 was the hundredth. The award is given in a number of categories, including work to achieve the American authors of various genres, the books are often the winners are little known and do not fall into the bestseller lists. Observed jury journalistic work must be published in an American newspaper. The award celebrates the achievements separately in such genres as the investigation, sensation, photos and news photos, as well as critical articles and editorial columns. Separate nomination marks the achievement of publication or news organization “for service to society”


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