Pulitzer Citation: For a smart melding of realism and allegory that combines the violence of slavery and the drama of escape in a myth that speaks to contemporary America.
Pulitzer Citation: For a distinctive work that melds performance art with the deeper art of poetry to explore collective memory and challenge contemporary notions of race and identity.
Pulitzer Citation: For a narrative history that sets high standards for scholarly judgment and tenacity of inquiry in seeking the truth about the 1971 Attica prison riots.
Biography/ Autobiography Winner
Pulitzer Citation: For a first-person elegy for home and father that examines with controlled emotion the past and present of an embattled region.
General Nonfiction Winner
Pulitzer Citation: For a deeply researched exposé that showed how mass evictions after the 2008 economic crash were less a consequence than a cause of poverty.