Jennifer Davis
Apr 18, 2016 @ 4:15 pm

The 2016 Pulitzer Prize winners are here, which means you'll want to make room on your Kindle, stat. Announced by Mike Pride, administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes, at a ceremony at Columbia University in N.Y.C., this year's batch of winners will make you want to read—and maybe break into a freestyle rap.

Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda won the Drama category, ensuring that nabbing tickets to the hit Broadway musical will be even harder—if that's even possible. But it's not just the pop phenom that nabbed the coveted honor.

Viet Thanh Nguyen's The Sympathizer ($16; won for Fiction, and like last year's winner, All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, this too is a must-read. Set in April 1975 during the fall of Saigon, the narrator is an undercover communist posing as a captain in the Southern Vietnamese Army. Torn between his communist comrades and his loyalty to his country, he must make hard choices that ultimately haunt him forever. Needless to say, it's time to get reading.

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See the full list of winners at

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