The Pulitzer Prize is an award for achievements in newspaper, magazine and online journalism, literature, and musical composition in the United States.
The Pulitzer Prize was established in 1917 by provisions in the will of American (Hungarian-born) Joseph Pulitzer who had made his fortune as a newspaper publisher and is administered by Columbia University in New York City.
|Public service||The staff of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel|
|Criticism||Carlos Lozada of The Washington Post|
|Editorial writing||Brent Staples of the New York Times|
BOOKS, DRAMA, AND MUSIC
|Fiction||“The Overstory” by Richard Powers|
|Drama||“Fairview” by Jackie Sibblies Drury|
|History||“Frederick Douglass” by David W. Blight|
|Biography or autobiography||“The New Negro” by Jeffrey C. Stewart|
|Poetry||“Be With” by Forrest Gander|
|General nonfiction||“Amity and Prosperity” by Eliza Griswold|
|Music||“p r i s m” by Ellen Reid|
|Special Citation||Aretha Franklin|