Pulitzer Prize - Biography

The Pulitzer Prizes are annual awards for achievements in American journalism, letters, drama and music. The prizes have been awarded by the Pulitzer Prize Board at Columbia University since 1917.

2017 - The Return, Hisham Matar
2016 - Barbarian Days, William Finnegan
2015 - The Pope and Mussolini, David Kertzer
2014 - Margaret Fuller, Megan Marshall
2013 - The Black Count, Tom Reiss
2012 - George F. Kennan, John Lewis Gaddis
2011 - Washington, Ron Chernow
2010 - The First Tycoon, T.J. Stiles
2009 - American Lion, Jon Meacham
2008 - Eden's Outcasts, John Matteson
2007 - The Most Famous Man in America, Debby Applegate
2006 - American Prometheus, Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin
2005 - de Kooning: An American Master, Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan
2004 - Khrushchev, William Taubman
2003 - Master of the Senate: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Robert A. Caro
2002 - John Adams, David McCullough
2001 - W.E.B. Du Bois: 1919-1963, David Levering Lewis
2000 - Vera, Stacy Schiff
1999 - Lindbergh, A. Scott Berg
1998 - Personal History, Katharine Graham
1997 - Angela's Ashes, Frank McCourt
1996 - God: A Biography, Jack Miles
1995 - Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life, Joan D. Hedrick
1994 - W.E.B. Du Bois: 1868-1919, David Levering Lewis
1993 - Truman, David McCullough
1992 - Fortunate Son, Lewis B. Puller Jr.
1991 - Jackson Pollock, Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith
1990 - Machiavelli in Hell, Sebastian de Grazia
1989 - Oscar Wilde, Richard Ellmann
1988 - Look Homeward: A Life of Thomas Wolfe, David Herbert Donald
1987 - Bearing the Cross, David J. Garrow
1986 - Louise Bogan: A Portrait, Elizabeth Frank
1985 - The Life and Times of Cotton Mather, Kenneth Silverman
1984 - Booker T. Washington: The Wizard of Tuskegee, 1901-1915, Louis R. Harlan
1983 - Growing Up, Russell Baker
1982 - Grant: A Biography, William S. McFeely
1981 - Peter the Great: His Life and World, Robert K. Massie
1980 - The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, Edmund Morris
1979 - Days of Sorrow and Pain: Leo Baeck and the Berlin Jews, Leonard Baker
1978 - Samuel Johnson, Walter Jackson Bate
1977 - A Prince of Our Disorder: The Life of T.E. Lawrence, John E. Mack
1976 - Edith Wharton: A Biography, R.W.B. Lewis
1975 - The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York, Robert Caro
1974 - O'Neill, Son and Artist, Louis Sheaffer
1973 - Luce and His Empire, W.A. Swanberg
1972 - Eleanor and Franklin, Joseph P. Lash
1971 - Robert Frost: The Years of Triumph, 1915-1938, Lawrence Thompson
1970 - Huey Long, T. Harry Williams
1969 - The Man From New York, Benjamin Lawrence Reid
1968 - Memoirs, George F. Kennan
1967 - Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain, Justin Kaplan
1966 - A Thousand Days, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
1965 - Henry Adams, Ernest Samuels
1964 - John Keats, Walter Jackson Bate
1963 - Henry James, Leon Edel
1962 - No Award
1961 - Charles Sumner and the Coming of the Civil War, David Donald
1960 - John Paul Jones, Samuel Eliot Morison
1959 - Woodrow Wilson, American Prophet, Arthur Walworth
1958 - George Washington, Douglas S. Freeman
1957 - Profiles in Courage, John F. Kennedy
1956 - Benjamin Henry Latrobe, Talbot Faulkner Hamlin
1955 - The Taft Story, William S. White
1954 - The Spirit of St. Louis, Charles A. Lindbergh
1953 - Edmund Pendleton, 1721-1803, David J. Mays
1952 - Charles Evans Hughes, Merlo J. Pusey
1951 - John C. Calhoun: American Portrait, Margaret Louise Coit
1950 - John Quincy Adams, Samuel Flagg Bemis
1949 - Roosevelt and Hopkins, Robert E. Sherwood
1948 - Forgotten First Citizen: John Bigelow, Margaret Clapp
1947 - The Autobiography of William Allen White, William Allen White
1946 - Son of the Wilderness, Linnie Marsh Wolfe
1945 - George Bancroft: Brahmin Rebel, Russell Blaine Nye
1944 - The American Leonardo: the Life of Samuel F.B. Morse, Carlton Mabee
1943 - Admiral of the Ocean Sea, Samuel Eliot Morison
1942 - Crusader in Crinoline, Forrest Wilson
1941 - Jonathan Edwards, Ola Elizabeth Winslow
1940 - Woodrow Wilson, Life and Letters, Ray Stannard Baker
1939 - Benjamin Franklin, Carl Van Doren
1938 - Andrew Jackson, Marquis James
1938 - Pedlar's Progress, Odell Shepard
1937 - Hamilton Fish, Allan Nevins
1936 - The Thought and Character of William James, Ralph Barton Perry
1935 - R.E. Lee, Douglas S. Freeman
1934 - John Hay, Tyler Dennett
1933 - Grover Cleveland, Allan Nevins
1932 - Theodore Roosevelt, Henry F. Pringle
1931 - Charles W. Eliot, Henry James
1930 - The Raven, Marquis James
1929 - The Training of an American, Burton J. Hendrick
1928 - The American Orchestra and Theodore Thomas, Charles Edward Russell
1927 - Whitman, Emory Holloway
1926 - The Life of Sir William Osler, 2 volumes, Harvey Cushing
1925 - Barrett Wendell and His Letters, M.A. DeWolfe Howe
1924 - From Immigrant to Inventor, Michael Idvorsky Pupin
1923 - The Life and Letters of Walter H. Page, Burton J. Hendrick
1922 - A Daughter of the Middle Border, Hamlin Garland
1921 - The Americanization of Edward Bok, Edward Bok
1920 - The Life of John Marshall, 4 volumes, Albert J. Beveridge
1919 - The Education of Henry Adams, Henry Adams
1918 - Benjamin Franklin, Self-Revealed, William Cabell Bruce
1917 - Julia Ward Howe, Laura E. Richards and Maude Howe Elliott