Pulitzer Prize Winners 2021

Below are winners of the 2021 Pulitzer Prizes for literature and writing, along with finalists.

https://www.pulitzer.org/prize-winners-by-year

Fiction

The Night Watchman, by Louise Erdrich (Harper)

A majestic, polyphonic novel about a community’s efforts to halt the proposed displacement and elimination of several Native American tribes in the 1950s, rendered with dexterity and imagination.

A Registry of My Passage Upon the Earth, by Daniel Mason (Little, Brown and Company)

Telephone, by Percival Everett (Graywolf Press)

Drama

The Hot Wing King, by Katori Hall

A funny, deeply felt consideration of Black masculinity and how it is perceived, filtered through the experiences of a loving gay couple and their extended family as they prepare for a culinary competition.

Circle Jerk, by Michael Breslin and Patrick Foley

Stew, by Zora Howard

History

Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America, by Marcia Chatelain (Liveright/Norton)

A nuanced account of the complicated role the fast-food industry plays in African-American communities, a portrait of race and capitalism that masterfully illustrates how the fight for civil rights has been intertwined with the fate of Black businesses.

The Deviant’s War: The Homosexual vs. the United States of America, by Eric Cervini (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

The Three-Cornered War: The Union, the Confederacy, and Native Peoples in the Fight for the West, by Megan Kate Nelson (Scribner)

Biography

The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X, by the late Les Payne and Tamara Payne (Liveright/Norton)

A powerful and revelatory account of the civil rights activist, built from dozens of interviews, offering insight into his character, beliefs and the forces that shaped him.

Red Comet: The Short Life and Blazing Art of Sylvia Plath, by Heather Clark (Alfred A. Knopf)

Stranger in the Shogun’s City: A Japanese Woman and Her World, by Amy Stanley (Scribner)

Poetry

Postcolonial Love Poem, by Natalie Diaz (Graywolf Press)

A collection of tender, heart-wrenching and defiant poems that explore what it means to love and be loved in an America beset by conflict.

A Treatise on Stars, by Mei-mei Berssenbrugge (New Directions)

In the Lateness of the World, by Carolyn Forché (Penguin Press)

General Nonfiction

Wilmington’s Lie: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy, by David Zucchino (Atlantic Monthly Press)

A gripping account of the overthrow of the elected government of a Black-majority North Carolina city after Reconstruction that untangles a complicated set of power dynamics cutting across race, class and gender.

Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning, by Cathy Park Hong (One World/Random House)

Yellow Bird: Oil, Murder, and a Woman's Search for Justice in Indian Country, by Sierra Crane Murdoch (Random House)

The Night Watchman: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062671196
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Published: Harper Perennial - March 23rd, 2021

Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America Cover Image
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Published: Liveright - January 19th, 2021

The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781631491665
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Published: Liveright - October 20th, 2020

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Postcolonial Love Poem: Poems Cover Image
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Published: Graywolf Press - March 3rd, 2020

Wilmington's Lie (Winner of the 2021 Pulitzer Prize): The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy Cover Image
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Published: Grove Press - January 19th, 2021

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A Registry of My Passage upon the Earth: Stories Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316477628
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Published: Back Bay Books - January 4th, 2022

Telephone: A Novel Cover Image
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Published: Graywolf Press - May 5th, 2020

The Deviant's War: The Homosexual vs. the United States of America Cover Image
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Published: Picador - June 1st, 2021

The Three-Cornered War: The Union, the Confederacy, and Native Peoples in the Fight for the West Cover Image
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Published: Scribner - February 16th, 2021

Red Comet: The Short Life and Blazing Art of Sylvia Plath Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307961167
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Published: Knopf - October 27th, 2020

Stranger in the Shogun's City: A Japanese Woman and Her World Cover Image
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Published: Scribner - July 14th, 2020

A Treatise on Stars Cover Image
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Published: New Directions - February 25th, 2020

In the Lateness of the World: Poems Cover Image
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Published: Penguin Books - March 9th, 2021

Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984820389
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Published: One World - March 2nd, 2021

Yellow Bird: Oil, Murder, and a Woman's Search for Justice in Indian Country Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399589171
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Published: Random House Trade - February 16th, 2021