The winners of the biggest US prize for arts have been announced. This year’s Pulitzer prizes in arts—officially the “letters, drama, and music” awards—explore themes of privilege, race, and cultural production. (The prizes for journalism were also announced today.)
Andrew Sean Greer’s novel Less, and Kendrick Lamar’s album Damn are among the winners. Each winner receives a $15,000 cash prize.
Pulitzer Prize for fiction
Less, by Andrew Sean Greer
Pulitzer Prize for drama
Cost of Living, by Martyna Majok
Pulitzer Prize for history
The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea, by Jack E. Davis
Pulitzer Prize for biography
Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder, by Caroline Fraser
Pulitzer Prize for poetry
Half-light: Collected Poems 1965-2016, by Frank Bidart
Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction
Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America, by James Forman Jr.
Pulitzer Prize for music
DAMN. by Kendrick Lamar