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 and for prizes given before 1950, see: The Pulitzer Prizes website

2018 Winners

Past Winners


Tyehimba Jess | 2017 Poetry

​​​​​​​Ozone Journal

Peter Balakian | 2016 Poetry


Gregory Pardlo | 2015 Poetry

​​​​​​​3 Sections

Vijay Seshadri | 2014 Poetry

No Award

 | 2012 Fiction

Ghost Wars

Steve Coll | 2005 Nonfiction

Award Winners