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2011 Pulitzer Prizes 

April 26, 2011, Volume 57, No. 31

The 2011 Pulitzer Prize for fiction was awarded to Jennifer Egan, C’85, for her fourth novel, A Visit from the Goon Squad, described on the Pulitzer website as “an inventive investigation of growing up and growing old in the digital age, displaying a big-hearted curiosity about cultural change at warp speed.” Ms. Egan is the first Penn alumna to win the Pulitzer for fiction. On May 14 she will be featured at the Kelly Writers House Alumni Day Alumni Authors Spotlight (see May AT PENN).

Alan Schwarz, C’90, a New York Times sportswriter, was chosen as a finalist for the 2011 Public Service Pulitzer for his work “illuminating the peril of concussions in football and other sports, spurring a national discussion and a re-examination of helmets and of medical and coaching practices.”

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