Kolbert's 'Sixth Extinction' wins Pulitzer for nonfiction

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

NEW YORK (AP) — The Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction has been awarded to "The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History," by Elizabeth Kolbert.

The judges called Kolbert's work "an exploration of nature that forces readers to consider the threat posed by human behavior to a world of astonishing diversity."

Finalists in this category were: "No Good Men Among the Living," by Anand Gopal, which the judges said was "a remarkable work of nonfiction storytelling that exposes the cascade of blunders that doomed America's misbegotten intervention in Afghanistan;" and "Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China," by Evan Osnos, cited as "the story of a vast country and society in the grip of transformation, calmly surveyed, smartly reported and portrayed with exacting strokes."