Pulitzer Prizes

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


2019 Winners


Past Winners



​​​​​​​Olio

Tyehimba Jess | 2017 Poetry


​​​​​​​Ozone Journal

Peter Balakian | 2016 Poetry


​​​​​​​Digest

Gregory Pardlo | 2015 Poetry


​​​​​​​3 Sections

Vijay Seshadri | 2014 Poetry



No Award

 | 2012 Fiction








Ghost Wars

Steve Coll | 2005 Nonfiction






Award Winners