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
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
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”