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Here are the winners of this year’s Pulitzer Prize.

Emily Temple

June 11, 2021, 1:27pm

The winners and nominated finalists of the 105th Pulitzer Prizes were announced today via remote video stream. The winners each take home $15,000 dollars and serious bragging rights, not to mention an instant ticket into a very illustrious club. Due to the unusual nature of the year, the Pulitzer committee expanded the rules to allow virtual presentations and postponed productions.

This fall, the 2020 and 2019 winners will be honored jointly in a ceremony at Columbia University.

The full list of winners and nominated finalists from the arts & letters categories are below. Head here to check out all the winners and finalists.


Katori Hall, The Hot Wing King

Michael Breslin and Patrick Foley, Circle Jerk
Zora Howard, Stew



Marcia Chatelain, Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America

Eric Cervini, The Deviant’s War: The Homosexual vs. the United States of America
Megan Kate Nelson, The Three-Cornered War: The Union, the Confederacy, and Native Peoples in the Fight for the West



Les Payne and Tamara Payne, The Dead are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X
[Read an excerpt from The Dead are Arising]

Heather Clark, Red Comet: The Short Life and Blazing Art of Sylvia Plath
Amy Stanley, Stranger in the Shogun’s City: A Japanese Woman and Her World



Natalie Diaz, Postcolonial Love Poem
[Read an excerpt from Postcolonial Love Poem]

Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, A Treatise on Stars
Carolyn Forché, In the Lateness of the World


General Nonfiction

David Zucchino, Wilmington’s Lie: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy
[Read an excerpt from Wilmington’s Lie]

Cathy Park Hong, Minor Feelings: An Asian-American Reckoning
Sierra Crane Murdoch, Yellow Bird: Oil, Murder, and a Woman’s Search for Justice in Indian Country



Tania León, “Stride”

Ted Hearne, “Place”
Maria Schneider, “Data Lords”



Louise Erdrich, The Night Watchman
[Read an excerpt from The Night Watchman]
[Read James Lenfestey on Louise Erdrich]

Daniel Mason, A Registry of My Passage upon the Earth
Percival Everett, Telephone

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