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Pulitzer Prize for Biography/Autobiography

Pulitzer Prize Coin Front

The Pulitzer Prizes, started by New York World publisher Joseph Pulitzer (1847-1911), are awarded each year for letters (books), works in journalism, music, and the arts produced during the previous calendar year. The prizes are normally announced in May of each year. Winners receive a cash prize, a medal and/or a certificate.

During some years no award was given.

The Biography (or Autobiography) winner is the most distinguished work of biography by an American author, as recognized by the Nominating Juries and The Pulitzer Prize Board.

The Pulitzer Prize for Biography and Autobiography 1917-2011.