Pulitzer Prize 2021 Have Been Announced


  • The hundred and fifth classification of Pulitzer Prize 2021 winners in Journalism, Books, Drama and Music have been announced.
  • The Pulitzer Prize is an award for achievements in various categories like newspaper, magazine and online journalism, literature, and musical composition in the United States. 
  • It used to be set up in 1917 via provisions in the will of American (Hungarian-born) Joseph Pulitzer who had made his fortune as a newspaper publisher and is administered by way of Columbia University in New York City. 
  • In twenty-two of the categories, each winner receives a certificate and a US $15,000 money award (raised from $10,000 in 2017). 
  • The winner in the category of public service is awarded a gold medal.
  • Public service - The New York Time; Criticism - Wesley Morris of The New York Times; Editorial writing - Robert Greene of the Los Angeles Times; International Reporting - Megha Rajagopalan, Alison Killing and Christo Buschek of BuzzFeed News; Breaking News Reporting - Staff of the Star Tribune, Minneapolis, Minn; Investigative Reporting  - Matt Rocheleau, Vernal Coleman, Laura Crimaldi, Evan Allen and Brendan McCarthy of The Boston Globe; Explanatory Reporting - Andrew Chung, Lawrence Hurley, Andrea Januta, Jaimi Dowdell and Jackie Botts of Reuters; Local Reporting - Kathleen McGrory and Neil Bedi of the Tampa Bay Times: National Reporting - Staffs of The Marshall Project; AL.com, Birmingham; IndyStar, Indianapolis; and the Invisible Institute, Chicago
  • Feature Writing - Mitchell S. Jackson, freelance contributor, Runner’s World; Commentary - Michael Paul Williams of the Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch; Breaking News Photography - Photography Staff of Associated Press; Feature Photography - Emilio Morenatti of Associated Press; Audio Reporting - Lisa Hagen, Chris Haxel, Graham Smith and Robert Little of National Public Radio
  • Fiction    - The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich; Drama - The Hot Wing King, by Katori Hall; History - Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America, by Marcia Chatelain (Liveright/Norton); Biography or autobiography - The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X by Les Payne and Tamara Payne
  • Poetry - Postcolonial Love Poem by Natalie Diaz; General nonfiction - Wilmington’s Lie: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy by David Zucchino; Music - Stride, by Tania León (Peermusic Classical); Special Citation - Darnella Frazier, The teenager who recorded the killing of George Floyd.