Columbia University announced the 2021 Pulitzer Prizes on June 11, 2021. The prizes have been awarded on the recommendation of the Pulitzer Prize Board.
The 105th class of Pulitzer Prize winners in Journalism, Books, Drama and Music were announced. The Pulitzer Prize is awarded in 22 categories in journalism and the arts each year.
Complete list of 2021 Pulitzer Prize winners:
The New York Times
Breaking News Reporting:
Staff of the Star Tribune, Minneapolis, Minn.
Matt Rocheleau, Vernal Coleman, Laura Crimaldi, Evan Allen and Brendan McCarthy of The Boston Globe
- Andrew Chung, Lawrence Hurley, Andrea Januta, Jaimi Dowdell and Jackie Botts of Reuters
- Ed Yong of The Atlantic
Kathleen McGrory and Neil Bedi of the Tampa Bay Times
Staffs of The Marshall Project; AL.com, Birmingham; IndyStar, Indianapolis; and the Invisible Institute, Chicago
Megha Rajagopalan, Alison Killing and Christo Buschek of BuzzFeed News
- Nadja Drost, freelance contributor, The California Sunday Magazine
- Mitchell S. Jackson, freelance contributor, Runner’s World
Michael Paul Williams of the Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch
Wesley Morris of The New York Times
Robert Greene of the Los Angeles Times
No award given
Breaking News Photography:
Photography Staff of Associated Press
Emilio Morenatti of Associated Press
Lisa Hagen of WABE, Atlanta, Chris Haxel of KCUR, Kansas City, Graham Smith and Robert Little of National Public Radio
Books, Drama & Music
The Hot Wing King, by Katori Hall
The Night Watchman, by Louise Erdrich (Harper)
Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America, by Marcia Chatelain (Liveright/Norton)
The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X, by the late Les Payne and Tamara Payne (Liveright/Norton)
Wilmington’s Lie: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy, by David Zucchino (Atlantic Monthly Press)
Postcolonial Love Poem, by Natalie Diaz (Graywolf Press)
Stride, by Tania León (Peermusic Classical)
Special Awards and Citations:
About Pulitzer Prize:
The Pulitzer Prizes were established by Joseph Pulitzer, a Hungarian-American journalist and newspaper publisher, who left money to Columbia University upon his death in 1911.
A portion of his bequest was used to found the School of Journalism in 1912 and to establish the Pulitzer Prizes, which were first awarded in 1917.