Other finalists for the fiction prize included: The Privileges by Jonathan Dee and The Surrendered by Chang-rae Lee.
Here are the rest of the Letters, Drama and Music winners:
GENERAL NONFICTION – “The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer” by Siddhartha Mukherjee (Scribner)
POETRY – “The Best of It: New and Selected Poems” by Kay Ryan (Grove Press)
BIOGRAPHY – “Washington: A Life” by Ron Chernow (The Penguin Press)
DRAMA – “Clybourne Park” by Bruce Norris
HISTORY – “The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery” by Eric Foner (W. W. Norton & Company)
MUSIC – “Madame White Snake’” by Zhou Long, premiered on February 26, 2010 by the Boston Opera at the Cutler Majestic Theatre.