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, 2009) Retired schoolteacher Olive Kitteridge laments the ever-changing world of her small town and how it affects the lives of those around her.
(History, 2006) David Oshinksy examines the history of polio, the men and women who searched for its cure, and why it was portrayed as an epidemic when it was relatively rare.
(General Nonfiction, 2009) Douglas Blackmon investigates the history of neo-slavery that peaked in the time period between the Civil War and World War II.
(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.
(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, 2011) This account details President Lincolnâs role in the history of American Slavery and how it shaped his political career.
(Nonfiction, 2009) Read about the life of the father of modern capitalism in this work that illustrates an important financial and economic movement.
(Nonfiction, 2008) The author examines the complex and often ignored relationship between the Hemings family and President Thomas Jefferson in this historical work.
(General Nonfiction, 2007) Lawrence Wright uncovers the historical roots of Al-Qaeda and shows how it became the most successful terrorist group in history.
(Biography or Autobiography, 2007) This biography studies the rise to fame by the minister and preacher, as well as his fall after accusations of adultery and subsequent trials.