Pulitzer Prize 2023

Pulitzer Prize 2023 Winners List Kerala PSC

The Pulitzer Prize is a prestigious award that recognizes excellence in journalism, literature, and musical composition. The Pulitzer Prize winners are announced annually, usually in April, by the Pulitzer Prize Board. 

Joseph Pulitzer, a Hungarian-American newspaper owner and journalist, founded the prize in 1917.  The Pulitzer Prize is administered by Columbia University in New York City.

The Pulitzer Prize is divided into 22 categories, and the winners are chosen by a jury. The jurors analyze the submissions using a set of criteria that differs by category. 

The qualifications for the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, for example, include the work's originality, writing quality, and the author's competence in building characters and narrative.

Following the recommendations of the jurors, the Pulitzer Prize Board, comprised of journalists, scholars, and other professionals, makes the final decision on the winners. 

The Pulitzer Prize Board may also decide not to make an award in a specific category if they believe that none of the entries fulfill the prize's high requirements. 

List of Winners of Pulitzer Prize 2023

In 21 of the abovementioned categories, the winners receive a $15,000 cash award and a certificate. Whereas the winner of the Public Service category in Journalism is awarded with a gold medal

The Public Service Gold Medal features two sides, obverse and reverse, and was created in 1917 by an American sculptor named Daniel Chester French.

2023 Pulitzer Prizes For Books, Drama & Music

FictionDemon CopperheadBarbara Kingsolver
TrustHernan Diaz
(Riverhead Books)
DramaEnglishSanaz Toossi
HistoryFreedom’s Dominion: A Saga of White Resistance to Federal PowerJefferson Cowie
(Basic Books)
Memoir / AutobiographyStay TrueHua Hsu (Doubleday)
BiographyG-Man: J. Edgar Hoover and the Making of the American CenturyBeverly Gage
PoetryThen the War: And Selected Poems, 2007-2020Carl Phillips
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
General Non-fictionHis Name Is George Floyd: One Man’s Life and the Struggle for Racial Justice Robert Samuels & Toluse Olorunnipa (Viking)
(Moved by the Board from the Biography category)
MusicOmarRhiannon Giddens & Michael Abels

Pulitzer Prize 2023 For Journalism

Public ServiceAssociated Press, for the work of Mstyslav Chernov, Evgeniy Maloletka, Vasilisa Stepanenko & Lori HinnantCourageous reporting from the besieged city of Mariupol bore witness to the slaughter of civilians in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Breaking News ReportingStaff (Los Angeles Times)For revealing a secretly recorded conversation among city officials that included racist comments, followed by coverage of the rapidly resulting turmoil and deeply reported pieces that delved further into the racial issues affecting local politics.
Investigative ReportingStaff (The Wall Street Journal)For sharp accountability reporting on financial conflicts of interest among officials at 50 federal agencies, revealing those who bought and sold stocks they regulated and other ethical violations by individuals charged with safeguarding the public’s interest.
Explanatory ReportingCaitlin Dickerson ( The Atlantic)For deeply reported and compelling accounting of the Trump administration policy that forcefully separated migrant children from their parents, resulting in abuses that have persisted under the current administration.
Local ReportingAnna Wolfe of Mississippi Today, Ridgeland, Miss.For reporting that revealed how a former Mississippi governor used his office to steer millions of state welfare dollars to benefit his family and friends, including NFL quarterback Brett Favre. John Archibald, Ashley Remkus, Ramsey Archibald, and Challen Stephens of AL.com, Birmingham For a series exposing how the police force in the town of Brookside preyed on residents to inflate revenue, the coverage that prompted the resignation of the police chief, four new laws and a state audit.
John Archibald, Ashley Remkus, Ramsey Archibald & Challen Stephens
(AL.com, Birmingham
For a series exposing how the police force in the town of Brookside preyed on residents to inflate revenue, the coverage that prompted the resignation of the police chief, four new laws, and a state audit.
National ReportingCaroline Kitchener (The Washington Post)For unflinching reporting that captured the complex consequences of life after Roe v. Wade, including the story of a Texas teenager who gave birth to twins after new restrictions denied her an abortion.
International ReportingStaff
(New York Times)
For their unflinching coverage of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, including an eight-month investigation into Ukrainian deaths in the town of Bucha and the Russian unit responsible for the killings.
Feature WritingEli Saslow
(The Washington Post)
For evocative individual narratives about people struggling with the pandemic, homelessness, addiction, and inequality collectively form a sharply-observed portrait of contemporary America.
CommentaryKyle Whitmire (AL.com, Birmingham)For measured and persuasive columns that document how Alabama’s Confederate heritage still colors the present with racism and exclusion, told through tours of its first capital, its mansions, and monuments–and through the history that has been omitted.
CriticismAndrea Long Chu  (New York magazine)For book reviews that scrutinize authors as well as their works, using multiple cultural lenses to explore some of society’s most fraught topics.
Editorial WritingNancy Ancrum, Amy Driscoll, Luisa Yanez, Isadora Rangel & Lauren Costantino ( Miami Herald)For a series of editorials on the failure of Florida public officials to deliver on many taxpayer-funded amenities and services promised to residents over decades.
Illustrated Reporting & CommentaryMona Chalabi, contributor (The New York Times)For striking illustrations that combine statistical reporting with keen analysis to help readers understand the immense wealth and economic power of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.
Breaking News PhotographyPhotography Staff  (Associated Press)For unique and urgent images from the first weeks of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, including the devastation of Mariupol after other news organizations left, the victims of the targeting of civilian infrastructure, and the resilience of the Ukrainian people who were able to flee.
Feature PhotographyChristina House
(Los Angeles Times)
For an intimate look into the life of a pregnant 22-year-old woman living on the street in a tent–images show her emotional vulnerability as she tries and ultimately loses the struggle to raise her child.
Audio ReportingStaff, notably Connie Walker 
(Gimlet Media)
Whose investigation into her father’s troubled past revealed a larger story of abuse of hundreds of Indigenous children at an Indian residential school in Canada, including other members of Walker’s extended family, a personal search for answers expertly blended with rigorous investigative reporting.

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