Three academics won Pulitzer Prizes in the arts on Monday. In fiction, the winner was Elizabeth Strout, who is on the M.F.A. faculty at Queens University in North Carolina. She won for Olive Kitteridge (Random House), a collection of short stories. In drama, the winner was Lynn Nottage, a visiting lecturer at the Yale School of Drama who was honored for the play Ruined. And in history, the winner was Annette Gordon-Reed, a professor of law at New York Law School, who won for The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family (W.W. Norton).
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