Masterful: Saluting Our 2021 PRH Pulitzer Finalists
The 2021 Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism, Arts, and Letters were announced at Columbia University, its administrator, on June 11, and while none of our titles were judged winners this time around, the century-long tradition of Pulitzer prominence and excellence from Penguin Random House and its predecessor imprints continues with the recognition of four of our authors among the two Finalists in three categories.
RED COMET: The Short Life and Blazing Art of Sylvia Plath by Heather Clark (Knopf hc/e-book, Random House Audio, October 2020 publication; Vintage Trade Paperback September 2021; PRH Canada distribution)
Editor: Deb Garrison
IN THE LATENESS OF THE WORLD: Poems by Carolyn Forché (Penguin Press hc/e-book, Penguin Audio, March 2020 publication; Penguin Books Trade Paperback published March 2021; PRH Canada distribution)
Editor: Christopher Richards
MINOR FEELINGS: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong (One World hc/e-book, Random House Audio, February 2020 publication; Random House Trade Paperback published March 2021; PRH Canada distribution)
Editors: Victory Matsui/Chris Jackson
YELLOW BIRD: Oil, Murder, and a Woman’s Search for Justice in Indian Country by Sierra Crane Murdoch (Random House hc/e-book, RH Audio, February 2020 publication; Random House Trade Paperback, February 2021; PRH Canada distribution)
Editor: Annie Chagnot
Additionally, on the Pulitzer’s Journalism side, two of this year’s winners are writing books for Random House publication: Ed Yong of The Atlantic (Explanatory Reporting) and Wesley Morris of the New York Times (Criticism), as is Greg Jaffe, Washington Post (Feature Writing Finalist), for Crown.
Sincere congratulations from across Penguin Random House to each of the five 2021 Pulitzer Prize winners, and to our four Pulitzer Finalists, their editors and publishing teams.
It is a privilege to bring your writing to the widest readership.