The Consortium office is celebrating this week as the Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists were announced on April 20. We are ecstatic (but not surprised, of course) to be the distributor of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama winner Between Riverside and Crazy by Stephen Adley Guirgis, to be published by Theatre Communications Group (TCG) in September. This marks TCG's fourteenth Pulitzer Prize. The play's Pulitzer Prize citation refers to it as "a nuanced, beautifully written play about a retired police officer faced with eviction that uses dark comedy to confront questions of life and death." Between Riverside and Crazy was competing for the Pulitzer against finalist Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2, & 3), also from TCG. Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2, & 3), written by Suzan-Lori Parks, won the Ted Kennedy drama prize last February. We are also proud to say that Gregory Pardlo, the Pulitzer Prize winner for poetry, began his career with Copper Canyon Press, who published his first book of poetry, Totem, in 2007. Copper Canyon Press's Compass Rose by Arthur Sze was also a finalist in the poetry category. Finally, Dan Perkins, a.k.a. Tom Tomorrow, was a Pulitzer finalist in the category of editorial cartooning; he published his first children's book, The Very Silly Mayor, with Ig Publishing in 2009.
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