The winning line-up of this year's Pulitzer Prizes for literature was a far more diverse group than in years past. Two African American women were winners: Playwright Lynn Nottage won for Ruined
, a searing play about rape in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Annette Gordon-Reed won the award for non-fiction with, The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family
, which traces the family of Sally Hemings and their lives at Thomas Jefferson's estate. To discuss these winners and their works, The Takeaway is joined by Patrik Henry Bass, a Takeaway contributor and literary editor at Essence Magazine.