West Virginia Book Festival

Catch up with the Pulitzer winners

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.