Awards and Prizes
This award, featured on this Web page published by the National Book Foundation, celebrates excellence in American literature in four genres: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People's Literature. Check here to find out about the history of the award, criteria for entry, a list of past recipients from 1950 forward, and more.
The prizes were established in 1917 by Joseph Pulitzer, and are awarded annually to reward excellence in journalism, literature, drama and music. The Pulitzer Web site has information about the history of the prizes, a timeline to check on the winners for each year, as well as guidelines and entry forms.