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April 11, 2017

2017 Pulitzer Prizes Winners List

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Honoring America's strongest journalistic and creative work (newspaper, online journalism, literature and musical composition) of the year 2016, the Pulitzer Prize board has recently awarded the prestegious Pulitzer Prizes for the year 2017. The New York Daily News and ProPublica won the public service award for a series on the New York Police Department’s abuse of a law to force people from their homes over alleged illegal activities. The Underground Railroad, a blockbuster novel written by Colson Whitehead, which depicts the journey of a young woman escaping from slavery via a fantastical train system, has won the Pulitzer prize for fiction. Here is the complete winners list.

Complete Winners List of Pulitzer Prizes 2017


  • Public Service: The staff of the New York Daily News and ProPublica.
  • Breaking News Reporting: The staff of East Bay Times.
  • Investigative Reporting: Eric Eyre, the Charleston Gazette-Mail.
  • Explanatory Reporting: The Panama Papers, by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, McClatchy and the Miami Herald.
  • Local Reporting: The staff of The Salt Lake Tribune.
  • National Reporting: David Fahrenthold, The Washington Post.
  • International Reporting: The staff of The New York Times.
  • Feature Writing: C.J. Chivers of The New York Times.
  • Commentary: Peggy Noonan, The Wall Street Journal.
  • Criticism: Hilton Als, The New Yorker.
  • Editorial Writing: Art Cullen, The Storm Lake Times.
  • Editorial Cartooning: Jim Morin, Miami Herald.
  • Breaking News Photography: Daniel Berehulak, The New York Times.
  • Feature Photography: E. Jason Wambsgans, Chicago Tribune.

Letters, Drama And Music

  • Fiction: The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead.
  • Drama: Sweat, by Lynn Nottage.
  • History: Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy, by Heather Ann Thompson.
  • Biography or Autobiography: The Return, by Hisham Matar.
  • Poetry: Olio, by Tyehimba Jess.
  • General Nonfiction: Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, by Matthew Desmond.
  • Music: Angel's Bone, by Du Yun.
About Pulitzer Prizes :
  • These awards were established in the year 1917 by Joseph Pulitzer, a rich news paper publisher. 
  • Pulitzers considered the most prestigious journalism and arts awards in the world.
  • This year marks the 101st Anniversary of the Pulitzers
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