Annal: 1975 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction

Results of the Pulitzer Prize in the year 1975.

Book:Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Annie Dillard

An exhilarating meditation on nature and its seasons—a personal narrative highlighting one year’s exploration on foot in the author’s own neighborhood in Tinker Creek, Virginia. In the summer, Dillard stalks muskrats in the creek and contemplates wave mechanics; in the fall she watches a monarch butterfly migration and dreams of Arctic caribou. She tries to con a coot; she collects pond water and examines it under a microscope. She unties a snake skin, witnesses a flood, and plays “King of the Meadow” with a field of grasshoppers.

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