Works are judged in these five categories for books:
For distinguished fiction by an American author, preferably dealing with American life.
For a distinguished book upon the history of the United States.
For a distinguished biography or autobiography by an American author.
For a distinguished volume of original verse by an American author.
For a distinguished book of non-fiction by an American author that is not eligible for consideration in any other category.
Prizes are also awarded for drama, music and journalism
For more information, see: The Pulitzer Prizes website
James Forman Jr | 2018 Nonfiction
Siddhartha Mukherjee | 2011 Nonfiction
T J Stiles | 2010 Biography
W S Merwin | 2009 Poetry
| 2006 Drama
Samantha Power | 2003 Nonfiction
John W Dower| 2000 Nonfiction