General Nonfiction Award Winners

Pulitzer Prizes are awarded in several categories to recognize outstanding writing.  National Book Awards (NBA) are presented annually by the National Book Foundation.


Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America 2019 Pulitzer – Nonfiction | Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America by Eliza Griswold
The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke by Jeffrey C Stewart 2019 Pulitzer – Biography | The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke by Jeffrey C Stewart
Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom by David W Blight 2019 Pulitzer – History | Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom by David W Blight
2018 NBA | The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke by Jeffrey C Stewart
2018 NBA – Young People’s Literature | The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
2018 Pulitzer – Biography | Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline Fraser
2018 Pulitzer – History | The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea by Jack E Davis
2018 Pulitzer – Nonfiction | Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America by James Forman Jr.
2017 NBA | The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia by Masha Gessen
2017 NBA – Young People’s Literature | Far from the Tree by Robin Benway
2017 Pulitzer – Biography | The Return: Fathers, Sons, and the Land in Between by Hisham Matar
2017 Pulitzer -History | Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy by Heather Ann Thompson
2017 Pulitzer – Nonfiction | Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond
2016 NBA | Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X Kendi
2016 NBA – Young People’s Literature | March: Book Three by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, & Nate Powell
2016 Pulitzer – Biography | Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life by William Finnegan
2016 Pulitzer – History | Custer’s Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America by TJ Stiles
2016 Pulitzer – Nonfiction | Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS by Joby Warrick
2015 NBA | Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
2015 NBA – Young People’s Literature | Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman
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