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
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.