‘The Hours’ Wins Pulitzer
NEW YORK (AP) _ Michael Cunningham won the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for fiction on Monday for his book ``The Hours.″
The drama award was presented to ``Wit,″ a play by Margaret Edson.
The history prize was given to ``Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898″ by Edwin G. Burrows and Mike Wallace.
The biography prize went to ``Lindbergh,″ A. Scott Berg’s book about the American aviator Charles Lindbergh.
The poetry prize was given to Mark Strand for ``Blizzard of One.″
The general nonfiction prize was awarded to John McPhee for ``Annals of the Former World.″
Melinda Wagner won the music prize for her composition ``Concerto for Flute, Strings and Percussion.″
A special music citation was given posthumously to Duke Ellington on the centennial of his birth. The Pulitzer board said the award was given ``in recognition of his musical genius, which evoked aesthetically the principles of democracy through the medium of jazz and thus made an indelible contribution to art and culture.″