The late Manning Marable wins history Pulitzer

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By HILLEL ITALIE, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — The late Manning Marable won the Pulitzer Prize for history Monday, honored for a Malcolm X book he worked on for decades, but did not live to see published. For the first time in 35 years, no fiction prize was given.

The late David Foster Wallace's "The Pale King," a novel assembled from notes he left behind, was among the finalists for fiction.

Another long-term project, John Lewis Gaddis' "George F. Kennan," won the Pulitzer for biography.

The play "Water by the Spoonful," about a returning Iraq war veteran by Quiara Alegria Hudes, won the drama prize.

"Life on Mars," by Tracy K. Smith, won the poetry prize. The general nonfiction prize was given to "The Swerve: How the World Became Modern," Stephen Greenblatt's telling of the 15th century rediscovery of the Latin poet Lucretius. Kevin Puts' "Silent Night: Opera in Two Acts" was honored for music.

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