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Pulitzer Prize 2021 Announced

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Pulitzer Prize 2021

The 105th class of Pulitzer Prize 2021 winners in Journalism, Books, Drama and Music were announced recently recognizing the best work in a year in which people isolated themselves because of a deadly pandemic and took to the streets over racial injustice.


  • The Pulitzer Prizes in journalism were first awarded in 1917 and are considered the field’s most prestigious honour in the United States.
  • Pulitzer Prizes awarded a special citation to Darnella Frazier, the teenager who recorded the killing of George Floyd.
  • The Star Tribune, of Minneapolis, won a Pulitzer Prize for breaking news for its coverage of the May 25, 2020, killing of Floyd and the resulting civil unrest that tore through the city.

Complete List of Winners:

Sl. No.WinnerCategory
1.The New York TimesPublic service
2.Wesley Morris of The New York TimesCriticism
3.Robert Greene of the Los Angeles TimesEditorial writing
4.Megha Rajagopalan, Alison Killing and Christo Buschek of BuzzFeed NewsInternational Reporting
5.Staff of the Star Tribune, Minneapolis, Minn.Breaking News Reporting.
6.Matt Rocheleau, Vernal Coleman, Laura Crimaldi, Evan Allen and Brendan McCarthy of The Boston GlobeInvestigative Reporting
7.Andrew Chung, Lawrence Hurley, Andrea Januta, Jaimi Dowdell and Jackie Botts of ReutersExplanatory Reporting
8.Kathleen McGrory and Neil Bedi of the Tampa Bay TimesLocal Reporting
9.Staffs of The Marshall Project; AL.com, Birmingham; IndyStar, Indianapolis; and the Invisible Institute, ChicagoNational Reporting
10.Mitchell S. Jackson, freelance contributor, Runner’s WorldFeature Writing
11.Michael Paul Williams of the Richmond (Va.) Times-DispatchCommentary
12.Photography Staff of Associated PressBreaking News Photography
13.Emilio Morenatti of Associated PressFeature Photography
14.Lisa Hagen, Chris Haxel, Graham Smith and Robert Little of National Public RadioAudio Reporting
15.The Night Watchman by Louise ErdrichFiction
16.The Hot Wing King, by Katori HallDrama
17.Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America, by Marcia Chatelain (Liveright/Norton)History
18.The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X by Les Payne and Tamara PayneBiography or autobiography
19.Postcolonial Love Poem by Natalie DiazPoetry
20.Wilmington’s Lie: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy by David ZucchinoGeneral nonfiction
21.Stride, by Tania León (Peermusic Classical)Music
22.Darnella Frazier, The teenager who recorded the killing of George FloydSpecial Citation

About Pulitzer Prize:

  • The Pulitzer Prize is an award for achievements in newspaper, magazine, and online journalism, literature, and musical composition in the United States.
  • It was established in 1917 by provisions in the will of American (Hungarian-born) Joseph Pulitzer who had made his fortune as a newspaper publisher and is administered by Columbia University in New York City.
  • In twenty-two of the categories, each winner receives a certificate and a US $15,000 cash award (raised from $10,000 in 2017).
  • The winner in the public service category is awarded a gold medal.

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