Who will win the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction?

The Pulitzer Prizes

Are you wondering who will win the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction?  You only have to wait a couple more days.  All Pulitzer Prize winners will be announced on Monday, April 18, beginning at 3:00 pm ET.  This year is special because it is the 100th awarding of the prizes.

Do you remember last year’s fiction award winner?  It was one of my favorites, All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.  You can read my gushing review of that terrific book here.

all the light we cannot see

The prize isn’t just for fiction, however.  There are twenty-one categories which recognize excellence in journalism and the arts.  Here’s the full list:


  • Public Service
  • Breaking News Reporting
  • Investigative Reporting
  • Explanatory Reporting
  • Local Reporting
  • National Reporting
  • International Reporting
  • Feature Writing
  • Commentary
  • Criticism
  • Editorial Writing
  • Editorial Cartooning
  • Breaking News Photography
  • Feature Photography


  • Fiction
  • Drama
  • History
  • Biography or Autobiography
  • Poetry
  • General Nonfiction
  • Music

SPECIAL CITATIONS (not every year)

It’s too late to enter for 2016, but if you think you’re worthy of this prestigious award, you can check out the procedures here.   Nominated finalists are not publicized, so it’s anybody’s guess who will win!

The Pulitzer Prize website, pulitzer.org, is an excellent source of information about the award and its history.  And for some additional fun facts, click here to read my post about the 2015 winners.

Thanks for visiting – come back soon!


2 thoughts on “Who will win the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction?

  1. I had no idea there were so many different categories – I’ll look out for the winners – or come and check your post! Thank you for mentioning this book, it reminded me I bought it in January this year but since then it’s got lost on my kindle amongst the masses of books. My next read!

    1. I was also surprised at all the categories. And there are a lot of journalism awards. I will check out the winners after work today. I think you can follow the announcements on their web page, starting at 3 pm ET. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Have a great day!

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