Pulitzer Winners: General Non-fiction

Winners in the General Non Fiction category of the Pulitzer Prize.

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Official list: http://www.pulitzer.org/prize-winners-by-category/223

Pulitzer Winner Lists:
Biographies and Autobiographies
Drama
Fiction
General Non-Fiction
History
Poetry

Pulitzer Finalist Lists:
Fiction

Pulitzer Prize Nominees for Fiction by Year:
2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
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71 books · 323 voters · list created July 6th, 2008 by Jessica Haider (votes) .
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Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) What is "Bel Canto" doing on this list?


message 2: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Themis-Athena wrote: "What is "Bel Canto" doing on this list?"

Got rid of it.


message 4: by Isabelle (new)

Isabelle Just a note: #47 isn't a Pulitzer Prize winning book.


message 5: by Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) (last edited Jan 04, 2013 02:05PM) (new)

Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Iziezi wrote: "Just a note: #47 isn't a Pulitzer Prize winning book."

According to the official list published at http://www.pulitzer.org/bycat/General..., Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam won the Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction in 1973. Goodreads's bibliographical data for the book (on the respective book page) correctly reflect this.

It would seem that Inside the Stalin Archives: Discovering the New Russia did not win the Pulitzer Prize, however.

Jessica, do you want non-award-winners to be removed?


message 7: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Peter, feel free to add it yourself. Listopias are user-sourced. Often people only vote for the books they have actually read. Perhaps no one who voted has read that particular book.

It's not the only one missing from the list.


message 9: by Nancy (new)

Nancy Holt #14 is History winner for 1995 not Non Fiction
#43 is for Biography in 2011 not NF
#47 is not a Pulitzer prize winner of any type
#53 is a finalist in in NF 2010, not a winner
These four items have been checked against the Pulitzer website

I am going to add the winners for 2010, 2013, 2014 and 2016 as they are not on the list. Believe then that the list is complete if the entries above are removed for not being in this category.


message 10: by Amanda (new)

Amanda The Evolution of God (#58) is a 2010 nominee, not a winner.

Journey to the Ants: A Story of Scientific Exploration is not a Pulitzer winner.


message 11: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Added Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America, Winner General Nonfiction 2018.


message 12: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Amanda wrote: "The Evolution of God (#58) is a 2010 nominee, not a winner.

Journey to the Ants: A Story of Scientific Exploration is not a Pulitzer winner."


Gone.


message 13: by Brahm (new)

Brahm Oops, I realized I added The Power Broker to this list, but it should be (and in fact, is) on the Pulitzer Biographies list instead. My bad.


message 14: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Brahm wrote: "Oops, I realized I added The Power Broker to this list, but it should be (and in fact, is) on the Pulitzer Biographies list instead. My bad."

I removed it.


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