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Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction

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The Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction is one of the seven American Pulitzer Prizes that are annually awarded for Letters, Drama, and Music. It has been presented since 1962 for a distinguished book of non-fiction by an American author, published during the preceding calendar year, that is not eligible for consideration in another category.

Finalists have been announced from 1980, ordinarily two others beside the winner.[1]


In its first 52 years to 2013, the Nonfiction Pulitzer was awarded 55 times; two prizes were given in 1969, 1973, and 1986. Two people won the prize as co-authors in 1968, 1990, and 1991.[1] Barbara Tuchman and E.O. Wilson have won two Nonfiction prizes each.




The losing finalists are indented, ordinarily two each year.




Repeat winners

Two people have won the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction twice.

  • Barbara Tuchman, 1963 for The Guns of August and 1972 for Stilwell and the American Experience in China
  • E. O. Wilson, 1979 for On Human Nature and 1991 for Ants, the latter with co-author Bert Hölldobler

See also


  1. ^ a b "General Nonfiction". The Pulitzer Prizes ( Retrieved 2008-02-27. 
  2. ^ "General Nonfiction". The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved 20 April 2015.