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The Times They Are A-Changing

On this date in 2008, musician Bob Dylan was awarded a Pulitzer Prize Special Citation and Award for “for his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power.” Advertisements

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Edna Ferber Was Born on This Date

Pulitzer Prize winner Edna Ferber, author of Giant, Show Boat, and Cimarron, was born on this date in 1887.

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“Some Enchanted Evening”

“South Pacific,” which was based on John Michner’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel Tales of the South Pacific, premiered on Broadway on this date in 1949. The play starred Mary Martin as Ensign Nellie Forbush and Ezio Pinza as Emile de … Continue reading

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Amy Lowell Born on This Date

Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet Amy Lowell born on this date in 1874. Read her poem “Patterns” here: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/171725

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Don DeLillo Born on This Date

Don DeLillo born this date in 1936. In a 2005 interview, he stated, “Writers must oppose systems. It’s important to write against power, corporations, the state, and the whole system of consumption and of debilitating entertainments [ … ] I … Continue reading

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Anne Tyler Born on This Date

Anne Tyler born this date in 1941. Tyler won the Pulitzer Prize in 1989 for her novel Breathing Lessons. Her other work includes Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant and The Accidental Tourist, which was adapted into a film starring William … Continue reading

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Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Born on This Date

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings born this date in 1896. Rawlings lived in rural Florida and focused her novels in rural settings. Her best known work, The Yearling, won her the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1939, and was subsequently made into … Continue reading

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Booth Tarkington Born on This Date

Booth Tarkington born this date in 1869. He was the author of The Magnificent Ambersons and Alice Adams. He is one of only three novelists to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction more than once (William Faulkner and John Updike … Continue reading

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Eudora Welty Died on This Date

Eudora Welty died on this date in 2001. Welty was the author of novels and short stories about the American South, including her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Optimist’s Daughter.

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John Cheever Died on This Date

John Cheever died on this date in 1982. Cheever, sometimes referred to as “the Chekov of the suburbs,” set his fiction in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, as well as in his native New England. He was awarded the … Continue reading

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