2023 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Columbia University today announced the 2023 Pulitzer Prizes, awarded on the recommendation of the Pulitzer Prize Board.

May 08, 2023

At 3:00 pm Eastern time today, Marjorie Miller, the Pulitzer Prizes’ administrator, announced the finalists and winners of the 107th annual Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism, Letters, Drama, and Music. The entries examined topics ranging from the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the war and its devastation in Ukraine, the life of George Floyd and the lingering impact of the Confederacy in Alabama.



Public Service
Associated Press

Breaking News Reporting
Staff of the Los Angeles Times

Investigative Reporting
Staff of The Wall Street Journal

Explanatory Reporting
Caitlin Dickerson of The Atlantic

Local Reporting
John Archibald, Ashley Remkus, Ramsey Archibald and Challen Stephens of AL.com, Birmingham


Anna Wolfe of Mississippi Today, Ridgeland, Miss.

National Reporting
Caroline Kitchener of The Washington Post

International Reporting
Staff of The New York Times

Feature Writing
Eli Saslow of The Washington Post

Kyle Whitmire of AL.com, Birmingham

Andrea Long Chu of New York magazine

Editorial Writing
Nancy Ancrum, Amy Driscoll, Luisa Yanez, Isadora Rangel and Lauren Costantino of the Miami Herald

Illustrated Reporting and Commentary
Mona Chalabi, contributor, The New York Times

Breaking News Photography
Photography Staff of Associated Press

Feature Photography
Christina House of the Los Angeles Times

Audio Reporting
Staff of Gimlet Media, notably Connie Walker

Letters and Drama


"Demon Copperhead" by Barbara Kingsolver (Harper)


"Trust" by Hernan Diaz (Riverhead Books)

"English" by Sanaz Toossi

"Freedom’s Dominion: A Saga of White Resistance to Federal Power" by Jefferson Cowie (Basic Books)

"G-Man: J. Edgar Hoover and the Making of the American Century" by Beverly Gage (Viking)

"Then the War: And Selected Poems, 2007-2020" by Carl Phillips (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

General Nonfiction
"His Name Is George Floyd: One Man’s Life and the Struggle for Racial Justice" by Robert Samuels and Toluse Olorunnipa (Viking)


"Omar" by Rhiannon Giddens and Michael Abels, premiered on May 27, 2022 at the Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, S.C.