Pulitzer Prize Winners
Started in 1917, the Pulitzer Prize is presented annually by a twenty-member board with twenty-one category awards. This annotated list covers the last seven years of the Biography or Autobiography, General Nonfiction, History, and Fiction categories.
(Fiction, 2015) Two youths, a blind French girl and a radio-repairing German boy, cross paths in occupied France during World War II.
(General Nonfiction, 2019) A classic American story, grippingly told, of an Appalachian family struggling to retain its middle class status in the shadow of destruction wreaked by corporate fracking.
(Biography or Autobiography, 2016) Journalist and The New Yorker staff writer William Finnegan details his life growing up in the unfamiliar and explosive surfing cultures around the world.
(Biography or Autobiography, 2013) This biography reveals how the true inspiration behind Alexandre Dumas’ most popular and classic novels was the life of his father.
(Nonfiction, 2016) Washington Post journalist Joby Warrick narrates the beginnings in a Jordanian prison and rise of the modern Islamic extremist group.
(Fiction, 2008) Oscar is an overweight Dominican/American and self-proclaimed geek whose goals are to become the next great fantasy author and to find true love.
(History, 2016) Biographer T. J. Stiles sheds new and defining light on the historical figure of United States Army officer George Armstrong Custer.
(Nonfiction, 2020) An epic biography of Malcolm X, drawing on hundreds of hours of the author's interviews, rewriting much of the known narrative.
(Nonfiction, 2013) When a group of four young blacks are accused of a vicious crime, NAACP lawyer Thurgood Marshall vows to bring them justice.
(History, 2013) Through recently uncovered documents, the author details the beginnings of the Vietnam War and sheds light on the reasons why the United States became involved.
(General Nonfiction, 2011) Science writer Siddhartha Mukherjee explores the long and complex history of cancer from thousands of years ago to the present day.
(History, 2015) Fenn’s research on the little-known Mandan Indians of the upper Missouri River sheds important light on this historically significant people.
(General Nonfiction, 2020) Probes the American myth of boundless expansion and provides a compelling context for thinking about the current political moment.
(Nonfiction, 2017) American sociologist Matthew Desmond writes about eight Milwaukeean families that, during the recession of 2008, are struggling to pay their rent.