Monday, April 04, 2005
Christian Themes Run Away with 2005 Pulitzer
NEW YORK (AP) — Doubt, the first Broadway play by Oscar-winning writer John Patrick Shanley, won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for drama Monday.

Shanley's play opened on Broadway just last week to critical acclaim after an off-Broadway run. It tells the story of a confrontation between a nun and a Roman Catholic priest at a Bronx parish; she suspects the priest of molesting a male student.

Shanley, who has written a number of successful off-Broadway plays, captured the Academy Award for best screenplay for Moonstruck in 1988.

The Pulitzer for fiction went to Marilynne Robinson for Gilead, her poetic, modern-day tale of a dying Iowa preacher. Her first novel, Housekeeping, appeared in 1980 and was nominated for a Pulitzer.

"It's such a private thing to write a book, and when I'm writing I can't think about whether it will appeal to other people," said Robinson, a teacher at the University of Iowa's Writer's Workshop. "But it's such a profound treat that people do find it meaningful."
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