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, 2012) Manning Marable chronicles Malcom Xâs path from troubled youth to leader in the Black Nationalism movement and subsequent assassination.
(Fiction, 2006) Brooks shares the untold story of Father March from Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women" as he joins other Union soldiers in the Civil War.
(Biography or Autobiography, 2014) The author presents a new and enlightening biography on this 19th century journalist, critic, and women’s rights advocate.
(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.
(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.
(Fiction, 2013) In this novel about North Korea, Pak Jun Do begins life as an orphan but later begins working under the dictatorial government.
(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.
(Biography or Autobiography, 2015) The political and strenuous relationship between Pius XI and Mussolini is researched and analyzed in this historically significant work.
(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, 2015) Journalist and author Elizabeth Kolbert writes how human actions have affected the world we live in and are already bringing about the sixth mass extinction.
(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.
(Nonfiction, 2011) Scholar Stephen Greenblatt writes about the discovery of Lucretiusâ poem, "On the Nature of Things," and how it changed the world.
(Fiction, 2010) While surrounded by his family, an ailing clock repairer reminisces about his long life during his final moments of mortality.
(Nonfiction, 2014) Dan Fagin uncovers the 60-year legal struggle of residents of a small New Jersey town against toxic-dumping chemical companies.
(Fiction, 2011) The lives of a record producer with a punk rocker past and the young woman he hires intertwine with destructive results.
(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.
(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.