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Pulitzer Prize for Biography

The Pulitzer Prize for Biography is awarded to a distinguished biography or autobiography by an American author.  Previous winners and finalists have included:

The patriarch : the remarkable life and turbulent times of Joseph P. Kennedy / David Nasaw Washington : a life / Ron Chernow The first tycoon : the epic life of Cornelius Vanderbilt / T.J. Stiles American lion : Andrew Jackson in the White House / Jon Meacham The publisher : Henry Luce and his American century / Alan Brinkley Eden's outcasts : the story of Louisa May Alcott and her father / John Matteson Woodrow Wilson : a biography / John Milton Cooper, Jr Cheever : a life / by Blake Bailey John Adams / David McCullough Véra (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov) / Stacy Schiff Lindbergh / A. Scott Berg Personal history / Katharine Graham The Bin Ladens : an Arabian family in the American century / Steve Coll Andrew Carnegie / David Nasaw Angela's ashes : a memoir / Frank McCourt Truman / David McCullough The year of magical thinking / Joan Didion The Peabody sisters : three women who ignited American romanticism / Megan Marshall Will in the world : how Shakespeare became Shakespeare / Stephen Greenblatt Isaac Newton / James Gleick Beethoven : the music and the life / Lewis Lockwood The first American : the life and times of Benjamin Franklin / H.W. Brands Clear Springs : a memoir / Bobbie Ann Mason Galileo's daughter : a historical memoir of science, faith, and love / Dava Sobel Peter the Great, his life and world / Robert K. Massie The rise of Theodore Roosevelt / Edmund Morris A beautiful mind : the life of mathematical genius and Nobel Laureate John Nash / Sylvia Nasar Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain, a biography The road from Coorain / Jill Ker Conway Freud : a life for our time / Peter Gay

updated 1/23/2014