Penn State librarian serves on Pulitzer Prize jury

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Nonny Schlotzhauer, social sciences librarian with Penn State's University Libraries, served as one of three jurists this past year for the general nonfiction category of the 2012 Pulitzer Prizes. In an article in the Centre Daily Times, a State College newspaper, he said, “It was an incredible honor to be asked. It was really wonderful to be on this committee and to take in the wide array of books and incredible talent of the authors.”

For seven months, Schlotzhauer and the other jurists read and discussed hundreds of books composed by American authors of topics ranging from current affairs, politics and science to some non-American history. They selected three finalists who were sent to the 19-member Pulitzer board that determined the winner.

In mid-April, the top prize in general nonfiction was awarded to Gilbert King for "Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America."

Schlotzhauer has been a librarian for 20 years and worked at Penn State for the past eight years.

For more information or to speak with Schlotzhauer, contact or 814-863-4644.

Last Updated January 09, 2015