Pulitzer Prizes 2024: Everything you need to know

Established in 1917 by publisher Joseph Pulitzer and administered by Columbia University, the Pulitzer Prizes represent the pinnacle of achievement in journalism, literature, and musical composition in the United States. The winners and nominated finalists of the 108th Pulitzer Prize ceremony were announced in the first week of May 2024, through a livestream event.

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>Some notable winners of this year include journalists from The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Washington Post, photography staff from Reuters and Associated Press.

>The award for ‘Public Service‘ was handed to ProPublica for its work on the US Supreme Court. A nonprofit Chicago journalism production company dedicated to holding public institutions accountable won two Pulitzer Prizes for local and audio reporting. The Invisible Institute along with City Bureau, won a Pulitzer for a seven-part investigative series on missing Black girls and women in Chicago and how racism and the police response contributed to the problem.

>In arts and letters, the Biography award was given to two authors. Jonathan Eig’s King: A Life is a revelatory portrait of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. Ilyon Woo also won a Biography Pulitzer for Master Slave Husband Wife: An Epic Journey from Slavery to Freedom.

>The Fiction Pulitzer went to West Virginia writer Jayne Anne Phillips for her novel Night Watch, about a traumatized family in the aftermath of the Civil War. And the Nonfiction prize went to A Day in the Life of Abed Salama: Anatomy of a Jerusalem Tragedy, by Nathan Thrall.

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