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Indian-born poet wins Pulitzer
April 15, 2014, 11:19 am

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Seshadri’s ‘3 Sections’ is a “compelling collection of poems that examine human consciousness, from birth to dementia” the Committee said [PTI]

The 98th annual Pulitzer Prizes were announced Monday in New York’s Columbia University with India-born poet Vijay Seshadri winning the prestigious 2014 Pulitzer Prize in the poetry category for his collection of poems “3 Sections.”

Seshadri’s ‘3 Sections’ is a “compelling collection of poems that examine human consciousness, from birth to dementia, in a voice that is by turns witty and grave, compassionate and remorseless,” the announcement said.

His collections of poems include James Laughlin Award winner The Long Meadow and Wild Kingdom (1996).

The Guardian US and The Washington Post receiving the coveted public service Pulitzer.

“One of the notable aspects is that two of the prizes in public service go to The Guardian US and The Washington Post which help to stir public discussion of the balance between the security and privacy. It’s the fourth times that we have two Gold Medals,” Sig Gissler, the administrator of Pulitzer Prizes, said during a press conference.

Indian-American author Jhumpa Lahiri got Pulitzer for fiction in 2000 for her collection of stories “Interpreters of Maladies”.

 

Source: Agencies

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