Started in 1917, the Pulitzer Prizes are awarded to 21 writers, musicians, and photographers. Joseph Pulitzer, founder of the awards, was himself an American journalist of great skill and passion.
Fiction: The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson
History: Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam by Fredrik Logevall
Biography or Autobiography: The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo by Tom Reiss
Poetry: Stag's Leap by Sharon Olds
General Non Fiction: Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America by Gilbert King
Music: Partita for 8 Voices by Caroline Shaw