Pulitzer Prize Winners for Biography or Autobiography Since 1917

Pulitzer Prize Winners for Biography or Autobiography Since 1917

One of the seven American Pulitzer Prizes that are annually awarded for Letters, Drama, and Music. It has been presented since 1917 for a distinguished biography or autobiography by an American author or co-authors, published during the preceding calendar year.

TThe Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between by Hisham Matar (2017 Winner)


BBarbarian Days: A Surfing Life by William Finnegan


11The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe by David I. Kertzer


11Margaret Fuller: A New American Life by Megan Marshall


2013The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo by Tom Reiss


2012George F. Kennan: An American Life by John Lewis Gaddis


2011 Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow


2010The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt by T.J. Stiles



  1. Julia Ward Howe by Laura E. Richards and Maud Howe Elliott


2. Benjamin Franklin, Self-Revealed by William Cabell Bruce


3. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams


4. The Life of John Marshall by Albert J. Beveridge


5. The Americanization of Edward Bok by Edward Bok


6. A Daughter of the Middle Border by Hamlin Garland


7. The Life and Letters of Walter H. Page by Burton J. Hendrick


8. From Immigrant to Inventor by Michael I. Pupin


9. Barrett Wendell and His Letters by M. A. Dewolfe Howe


10. The Life of Sir William Osler by Harvey Cushing


11. Whitman by Emory Holloway


12. The American Orchestra and Theodore Thomas by Charles Edward Russell


13. The Training of an American: The Earlier Life and Letters of Walter H. Page by Burton J. Hendrick


14. Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe


15. Charles W. Eliot by Henry James


16. The Raven by Marquis James


17. Theodore Roosevelt by Henry F. Pringle


18. John Hay by Tyler Dennett


19. R. E. Lee by Douglas Southall Freeman


20. Grover Cleveland by Allan Nevins


21. The Thought and Character of William James by Ralph Barton Perry


22. The Life of Andrew Jackson by Marquis James


23. Hamilton Fish by Allan Nevins


24. Pedlar’s Progress by Odell Shepard


25. Benjamin Franklin by Carl Van Doren


26. Woodrow Wilson, Life and Letters by Ray Stannard Baker


27. Johnathan Edward by Ola Elizabeth Winslow


28. Crusader in Crinoline by Forrest Wilson


29. Admiral of the Ocean Sea by Samuel Eliot Morison


30. The American Leonardo: The Life of Samuel F B. Morse by Carleton Mabee


31. George Bancroft: Brahmin Rebel by Russel Blaine Nye


32. The Autobiography of William Allen White by William Allen White


33. Son of the Wilderness by Linnie Marsh Wolfe


34. Forgotten First Citizen: John Bigelow by Margaret Clapp


35. Roosevelt and Hopkins by Robert E. Sherwood


36. John Quincy Adams and the Foundations of American Foreign Policy by Samuel Flagg Bemis


37. Charles Evans Hughes by Merlo J. Pusey


38. John C. Calhoun: American Portrait by Margaret Louise Coit


39. Edmund Pendleton 1721–1803 by David J. Mays


40. The Spirit of St. Louis by Charles Lindbergh


41. Profiles in Courage by John F. Kennedy


42. The Taft Story by William S. White


43. Benjamin Henry Latrobe by Talbot Faulkner Hamlin


44. George Washington by Douglas Southall Freeman


45. John Paul Jones by Samuel Eliot Morison


46. Woodrow Wilson, American Prophet by Arthur Walworth


47. Charles Sumner and the Coming of the Civil War by David Donald


48. Henry James by Leon Edel


49. John Keats by Walter Jackson Bate


50. Henry Adams by Ernest Samuels


51. A Thousand Days by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.


52. Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain by Justin Kaplan


53. Memoirs by George Frost Kennan


54. The Man From New York: John Quinn and His Friends by Benjamin Lawrence Reid


55. Huey Long by Thomas Harry Williams


56. Robert Frost: The Years of Triumph, 1915–1938 by Lawrence Thompson


57. Eleanor and Franklin by Joseph P. Lash


58. Luce and His Empire by W.A. Swanberg


59. The Power Broker by Robert Caro


60. O’Neill, Son and Artist by Louis Sheaffer


61. Edith Wharton: A Biography by R. W. B. Lewis


62. A Prince of Our Disorder: The Life of T E. Lawrence by John E. Mack


63. Samuel Johnson by Walter Jackson Bate


64. Days of Sorrow and Pain: Leo Baeck and the Berlin Jews by Leonard Baker


65. The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris


66. Peter the Great: His Life and World by Robert K. Massie


67. Grant: A Biography by William S. McFeely


68. Growing Up by Russell Baker


69. Booker T. Washington: The Wizard of Tuskegee, 1901–1915 by Louis R. Harlan


70. The Life and Times of Cotton Mather by Kenneth Silverman


71. Louise Bogan: A Portrait by Elizabeth Frank


72. Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference by David J. Garrow


73. Oscar Wilde by Richard Ellmann


74. Jackson Pollock: An American Saga by Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith


75. Machiavelli in Hell by Sebastian de Grazia


76. Lindbergh by A. Scott Berg


77. Fortunate Son: The Autobiography of Lewis B. Puller Jr. by Lewis B. Puller


78. Truman by David McCullough


79. W.E.B. Dubois : Biography of a Race, 1868–1919 by David Levering Lewis


80. Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life by Joan D. Hedrick


81. God: A Biography by Jack Miles


82. Angela’s Ashes: A Memoir by Frank McCourt


83. Personal History by Katharine Graham


84. Vera by Stacy Schiff


85. John Adams by David McCullough


86. W.E.B. Du Bois: The Fight for Equality and The American Century by David Levering Lewis


87. Master of the Senate by Robert Caro


88. Khrushchev: The Man and His Era by William Taubman


89. American Prometheus by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin


90. de Kooning by Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan


91. The Most Famous Man in America by Debby Applegate


92. Eden’s Outcasts by John Matteson


93. American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House by Jon Matteson


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