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 and for prizes given before 1950, 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