‘THe Night Watchman,’ Malcolm X Biography Win Arts Pulitzers

(Dialogue Magazine) — Stories of race, racism and colonialism in the U.S. swept the Pulitzer Prizes for the arts, from Louise Erdrich's novel “The Night Watchman” to a Malcolm X biography co-written by the late Les Payne to Katori Hall's play “The Hot Wing King.”

Colson Whitehead’s ‘The Nickel Boys’ Wins Pulitzer Prize

(Dialogue Magazine) — Colson Whitehead became the rare author to receive Pulitzers for consecutive books when his novel about a brutal Florida reform school during the Jim Crow era, “The Nickel Boys,” was awarded the fiction prize Monday. Three years ago, he won for his Civil War era novel “The Underground Railroad.”

Idealistic Atticus Finch depicted as racist in new Harper Lee novel

(Dialogue Magazine) -- Harper Lee's just and gentle lawyer Atticus Finch in "To Kill a Mockingbird" is depicted as a bigot and racist in the author's upcoming new novel, which is being published this week 55 years after her portrait of racial injustice in the American South.

Activist Poet-Playwright Amiri Baraka Dies at 79

(Dialogue Magazine) -- Amiri Baraka, the militant man of letters and tireless agitator whose blues-based, fist-shaking poems, plays and criticism made him a provocative and groundbreaking force in American culture, has died. He was 79.

James McBride wins National Book Award for fiction

(Dialogue Magazine) -- James McBride's The Good Lord Bird," the comic and terrifying adventures of a disguised black child caught up in John Brown's abolitionist crusade, was the winner Wednesday night of the National Book Award for fiction.