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.
(History, 2007) This account examines the pivotal role that the press and journalists played during the Civil Rights era of the 1950s and â60s.
(Fiction, 2007) This post-apocalyptic novel follows the experiences of a father and son who struggle to survive a world of danger and solitude.
(Nonfiction, 2011) Scholar Stephen Greenblatt writes about the discovery of Lucretiusâ poem, "On the Nature of Things," and how it changed the world.
(General Nonfiction, 2008) This historical title examines the complex causes in Nazi Germany that led to the Holocaust and the genocide of six million Jews.
(Fiction, 2010) While surrounded by his family, an ailing clock repairer reminisces about his long life during his final moments of mortality.
(Biography or Autobiography, 2011) Biographer Ron Chernow paints an in-depth portrait of the first U.S. president, examining both his public and private life.
(History, 2008) This work focuses on the period in U.S. history from the battle of New Orleans to the end of the Mexican-American War.