Author Jennifer Egan has won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Her novel A Visit from the Goon Squad won the writer America’s top arts and journalism award on Monday (18Apr11). Bruce Norris’ play Clybourne Park won the drama prize and The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery by Eric Foner won the Pulitzer for history. The biography award went to Washington: A Life, by Ron Chernow, and the general nonfiction prize was given to The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee. The music prize went to Zhou Long for Madame White Snake.