2020 Pulitzer Prize Winners

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The 2020 Pulitzer Prize winners have been announced!

Awarded for journalistic and artistic excellence, the Pulitzer Prize honors excellence in 21 different categories including Investigative Reporting, Criticism, Fiction, Poetry, and Music.  Check out the finalists and winners for the 2020 Pulitzer Prize below:



Winner: The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

Book cover: The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead 


The Dutch House by Ann Prachett and The Topeka School by Ben Lerner

Book cover: The Dutch House by Ann Patchett Book cover: The Topeka School by Ben Lerner



Winner: Sweet Taste of Liberty by W. Caleb McDaniel

Book cover: Sweet Taste of Liberty: A True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America by W. Caleb McDaniel


Race for Profit by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor and The End of the Myth by Greg Grandin

Book cover: Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership by Keeanga-Yamahita Taylor Book cover: The End of Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America by Greg Grandin



Winner: Sontag by Benjamin Moser

Book cover: Sontag: Her Life and Work by Benjamin Moser


Our Man by George Packer and Parisian Lives by Deirdre Bair

Book cover: Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century by George Packer Book cover: Parisian Lives: Samuel Beckett, Simone de Beauvoir, and Me by Deirdre Bair



Winner: The Tradition by Jericho Brown

Book Cover: The Tradition by Jericho Brown


Dunce by Mary Ruefle and Only as the Day Is Long by Dorianne Laux

Book cover: Dune by Mary Ruefle Book cover: Only as the Day Is Long by Dorianne Laux


General Nonfiction


The End of the Myth by Greg Grandin, and The Undying by Anne Boyer

   Book cover: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America by Greg Grandin Book cover: The Undying: Pain, Vulnerability, Mortality, Medicine, Art, Time, Dreams, Data, Exhaustion, Cancer, and Care by Anne Boyer


Elderhood by Louise Aronson and Agatha Christie by Laura Thompson

Book cover: Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life by Louise Aronson Book cover: Agatha Christie: A Mysterious Life by Laura Thompson

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