Pulitzer Prize Winning Books by Black Writers (includes Finalists)

Pulitzer Prize Medal

Since 1917 the Pulitzer Prize has honored excellence in journalism and the arts. The first award was presented in 1918. The Prize recognizes American authors in six “Letters and Drama” categories; Biography/Autobiography, Fiction, General Non-Fiction, History, Poetry, and Drama (technically not a book award, but plays are all available as books and have been included here).

The first African-American writer to win a Pulitzer Prize in any of the above categories was Gwendolyn Brooks who received the award for poetry for her collection Annie Allen in 1950.

One Book was a Finalist or Winner of a Pulitzer Prize in 1979

Finalist - Poetry

by Gloria Oden

    Publication Date: Jan 01, 1978
    List Price: $100.00
    Format: Paperback
    Classification: Poetry
    ISBN13: 9780879560713
    Imprint: Olivant Press
    Publisher: Olivant Press
    Parent Company: Olivant Press
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    Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 1979