West Virginia Book Festival

Catch up with the Pulitzer winners

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Didn’t say much (that is, anything) about the Pulitzer Prize winners earlier this week. But if you want to learn more about some of them, Book TV (the weekend programming of C-SPAN2) is featuring several of them this weekend.

The history winner, “The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery,” by Eric Foner, will be featured at 9:45 a.m. Saturday. (We talked a little about Foner’s book when he won the Lincoln Prize earlier this year.)

At 11 a.m. Saturday, biography winner Ron Chernow will talk about “Washington: A Life,” his biography of George Washington.

Then, at 11:45 a.m. Saturday, “The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer,” by Siddhartha Mukherjee, the 2011 nonfiction winner, will be featured.

Other Pulitzer winners included Jennifer Egan’s fantastic “A Visit From The Goon Squad” in the fiction category; “Clybourne Park” by Bruce Norris, for drama; and “The Best Of It: New and Selected Poems” by former U.S. poet laureate Kay Ryan in the poetry category.