Check out the 2023 Pulitzer Prize Winners @ SCCLD

The Pulitzer Prize, which recognizes achievement in journalism, literature and musical composition, marked it's 107th year with the announcement of the 2023 Pulitzer Prize winners on May 8, 2023.

Notably at this year's awards there was the introduction of a new book category for Memoir or Autobiography, which used to be in competition within the Biography category and for the first time in the Fiction category there was a tie between the winners.

You can check out both the current and past winners at SCCLD.

The 2023 Pulitzer Prize winners for books.

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (tie)
Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver

A masterful recasting of “David Copperfield,” narrated by an Appalachian boy whose wise, unwavering voice relates his encounters with poverty, addiction, institutional failures and moral collapse–and his efforts to conquer them.

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (tie)
Trust by Hernan Diaz

A riveting novel set in a bygone America that explores family, wealth and ambition through linked narratives rendered in different literary styles, a complex examination of love and power in a country where capitalism is king.

Pulitzer Prize for History
Freedom's Dominion: A Saga of White Resistance to Federal Power by Jefferson Cowie

A resonant account of an Alabama county in the 19th and 20th centuries shaped by settler colonialism and slavery, a portrait that illustrates the evolution of white supremacy by drawing powerful connections between anti-government and racist ideologies.

Pulitzer Prize for Biography
G-Man: J. Edgar Hoover and the Making of the American Century by Beverly Gage

A deeply researched and nuanced look at one of the most polarizing figures in U.S. history that depicts the longtime FBI director in all his complexity, with monumental achievements and crippling flaws.

Pulitzer Prize for Memoir or Autobiography
Stay True by Hua Hsu

An elegant and poignant coming of age account that considers intense, youthful friendships but also random violence that can suddenly and permanently alter the presumed logic of our personal narratives.

Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
Then the War: And Selected Poems 2007 - 2020 by Carl Phillips

A masterful collection that chronicles American culture as the country struggles to make sense of its politics, of life in the wake of a pandemic, and of our place in a changing global community.

Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction
His Name is George Floyd: One Man's Life and the Struggle for Racial Justice by Robert Samuels and Toluse Olorunnipa

An intimate, riveting portrait of an ordinary man whose fatal encounter with police officers in 2020 sparked an international movement for social change, but whose humanity and complicated personal story were unknown.

Check out this list of 2023 Pulitzer winners and finalists at SCCLD.