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The Pulitzer Prize

First awarded in 1917, this prize was established newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer (1948-1911) to encourage excellence in various forms of writing, particularly journalism. There are now 21 categories, including best American novel.

The Official Pulitzer Prize Page

Year Fiction History Biography/ Autobiography General Non Fiction
2007

The RoadThe Road

Cormac McCarthy

The Race BeatThe Race Beat

Gene Roberts &
Hank Klibanoff

The Looming TowerThe Looming Tower

Lawrence Wright

2006

MarchMarch
Geraldine Brooks

PolioPolio
David M. Oshinsky

American PrometheusAmerican Prometheus
Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin

Imperial ReckoningImperial Reckoning
Caroline Elkins

2005

GileadGilead
Marilynne Robinson

Washington's Crossing
Washington’s Crossing
David Hackett Fischer

de Kooning
de Kooning
Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan

Ghost WarsGhost Wars
Steve Coll

2004

The Known WorldThe Known World
Edward P. Jones

A Nation Under Our FeetA Nation Under Our Feet
Steven Hahn

KhrushchevKhrushchev
William Taubman

GulagGulag
Anne Applebaum

2003

MiddlesexMiddlesex
Jeffrey Eugenides

An Army at DawnAn Army at Dawn
Rick Atkinson

Master of the SenateMaster of the Senate
Robert A. Caro

A Problem From HellA Problem From Hell
Samantha Power

2002

Empire FallsEmpire Falls
Richard Russo

The Metaphysical ClubThe Metaphysical Club
Louis Menand

John AdamsJohn Adams
David McCullough

Carry Me HomeCarry Me Home
Diane McWhorter

2001

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier ClayThe Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
Michael Chabon

Founding BrothersFounding Brothers
Joseph J. Ellis

W.E.B Du BoisW.E.B. Du Bois
David Levering Lewis

Hirohito and the Making of Modern JapanHirohito and the Making of Modern Japan
Herbert P. Bix

2000

Interpreter of MaladiesInterpreter of Maladies
Jhumpa Lahiri

Freedom From FearFreedom From Fear
David M. Kennedy

VeraVera (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov)
Stacy Schiff

Embracing DefeatEmbracing Defeat
John W. Dowe
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International Awards
The Man Booker Prize
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The Man Booker International Prize
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International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
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The Pulitzer Prize
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Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction
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