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.
(Biography or Autobiography, 2009) The complex life of President Jackson, everything from his fierce loyalty ordinary citizens to his rejection of Native American land rights, is portrayed in this work.
(Biography or Autobiography, 2006) The authors examine the life of the father of the atomic bomb and illustrate his roles in the Depression, World War II, and the Cold War.
(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.
(History, 2017) The deadly events and rippling aftermath of the 1971 Attica Prison uprising in New York are detailed in this heavily-researched work.
(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, 2010) This title chronicles the events that led to the end of the Cold War, through interviews and classified government documents.
(Nonfiction, 2013) When a group of four young blacks are accused of a vicious crime, NAACP lawyer Thurgood Marshall vows to bring them justice.
(Biography or Autobiography, 2008) The tense yet affectionate relationship between writer Louisa May Alcott and her father, the teacher and close companion of Emerson and Thoreau, is told in this work.
(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.
(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.
(Nonfiction, 2017) American sociologist Matthew Desmond writes about eight Milwaukeean families that, during the recession of 2008, are struggling to pay their rent.
(History, 2011) This account details President Lincolnâs role in the history of American Slavery and how it shaped his political career.
(Pulitzer - Biography or Autobiography, 2010 / National Book Award - Nonfiction, 2009) Read about the life of the father of modern capitalism in this work that illustrates an important financial and economic movement.
(Biography or Autobiography, 2012) John Gaddis examines the life of the American diplomat, Cold War figure, and author of the infamous "long telegram" and "X" documents.