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List of Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography winners from every year the award has been given out. All Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography winners are listed below in order of popularity, but can be sorted by any column. People who won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography award are listed along with photos for every Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography winner that has a picture associated with their name online. You can click on the name of the Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography award recipients to get more information about each. People who won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography are usually listed by year, but on this list you've got a complete list of Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography winners from all years. If this proves to not be a full list of Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography winners, you can help make it so by adding to this one. This list includes the most memorable and well-known Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography winners of all time. Anybody who won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography usually has a picture associated with their name, so all the Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography-winning people are listed here with photos when available. This list spans the history of the Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography, so most of the famous Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography winners are here and can be a good starting point for making a list of your favorites. This list answers the question "who are all the people who have ever won Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography?" If you're looking for all the nominees, you can click the links above the title of this page to the Listopedia page where you'll find a directory of award nominees, as well as the rest of the award winners lists we have. You can use the items in this factual list to create a new list, re-rank it to fit your views, then publish it. List includes Tyler Dennett, Richard Ellmann, more. (94 items)

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A. Scott Berg is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography Winners List
A. Scott Berg Andrew Scott Berg is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American biographer. After graduating from Princeton University in 1971, Berg expanded his senior thesis on editor Maxwell Perkins into a ...more

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Albert J. Beveridge is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography Winners List
Albert J. Beveridge Alberto Jeremiah Beveridge was an American historian and United States Senator from Indiana. He was an intellectual leader of the Progressive Era, and a biographer of justice John Marshall and ...more

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Allan Nevins is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography Winners List
Allan Nevins Joseph Allan Nevins was an American historian and journalist, renowned for his extensive work on the history of the Civil War and his biographies of such figures as President Grover Cleveland, ...more

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Annalyn Swan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography Winners List
Annalyn Swan Annalyn Swan is a Pulitzer-prize winning writer, journalist, music critic and arts editor.

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Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography Winners List
Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. Arthur Meier Schlesinger, Jr. was an American historian, social critic, and public intellectual. A specialist in American history, much of Schlesinger's work explored the history of 20th-century ...more

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Arthur Walworth is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography Winners List
Arthur Walworth Arthur Walworth is most noted as a biographer of Woodrow Wilson. He was born in Newton, Massachusetts. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography for Woodrow Wilson, Volume I: ...more

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Benjamin Lawrence Reid is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography Winners List
Benjamin Lawrence Reid Benjamin Lawrence Reid is a biographer and an author.

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Burton J. Hendrick is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography Winners List
Burton J. Hendrick Burton Jesse Hendrick, born in New Haven, Connecticut, was an American author. While attending Yale University, Hendrick was editor of both The Yale Courant and The Yale Literary Magazine. He ...more

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Carl Clinton Van Doren is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography Winners List
Carl Clinton Van Doren Carl Clinton Van Doren was a U.S. critic and Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer. He was the brother of Mark Van Doren and the uncle of Charles Van Doren. He won the 1939 Pulitzer Prize for ...more

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Carleton Mabee is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography Winners List
Carleton Mabee Carleton Mabee is a Pulitzer-prize winning writer.

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Charles Edward Russell is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography Winners List
Charles Edward Russell Charles Edward Russell was an American journalist, opinion columnist, newspaper editor, and political activist. The author of a number of books of biography and social commentary, in 1928 he won ...more

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Charles Lindbergh is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography Winners List
Charles Lindbergh Charles Augustus Lindbergh, nicknamed Slim, Lucky Lindy, and The Lone Eagle, was an American aviator, author, inventor, military officer, explorer, and social activist. As a 25-year-old U.S. Air ...more

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David Garrow is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography Winners List
David Garrow David J. Garrow is an American historian and author of the book Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, which won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize ...more

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David Herbert Donald is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography Winners List
David Herbert Donald David Herbert Donald was an American historian, best known for his acclaimed 1995 biography of Abraham Lincoln.

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David J. Mays is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography Winners List
David J. Mays David John Mays was an American lawyer and writer. He won a 1953 Pulitzer Prize for Edmund Pendleton 1721-1803, a biography of the late 18th-century Governor of Virginia Edmund Pendleton. Mays ...more

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David Levering Lewis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography Winners List
David Levering Lewis David Levering Lewis is the Julius Silver University Professor and Professor of History at New York University. He is twice winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography, for part ...more

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David McCullough is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography Winners List
David McCullough David Gaub McCullough is an American author, narrator, historian, and lecturer. He is a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award and a recipient of the Presidential ...more

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Debby Applegate is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography Winners List
Debby Applegate Debby Applegate is an American historian and biographer. She is the author of The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher, for which she won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for ...more

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Douglas S. Freeman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography Winners List
Douglas S. Freeman Douglas Southall Freeman was an American historian, biographer, newspaper editor, and author. He is best known for his multi-volume biographies of Robert E. Lee and George Washington, for which ...more

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Edmund Morris is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography Winners List
Edmund Morris Edmund Morris is an American writer best known for his biographies of United States Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan.

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Edward W. Bok is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography Winners List
Edward W. Bok Edward Bok was a Dutch born American editor and Pulitzer Prize-winning author. He was editor of the Ladies' Home Journal for thirty years. Bok is credited with coining the term living room as ...more

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Elizabeth Frank is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography Winners List
Elizabeth Frank Elizabeth Frank is a Pulitzer-prize winning writer.

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Emory Holloway is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography Winners List
Emory Holloway Rufus Emory Holloway is an author most known for his books and studies of Walt Whitman. His Whitman: An Interpretation in Narrative was the first biography of a significant poet to win the ...more

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Ernest Samuels is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography Winners List
Ernest Samuels Ernest Samuels was an American biographer and lawyer. Born in Chicago, he received his J.D. in 1926, but switched to literature in 1930. Nevertheless he did legal work as well for much of the ...more

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Florence Hall is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography Winners List
Florence Hall Florence Hall was an American author.

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Forrest Wilson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography Winners List
Forrest Wilson Robert Forrest Wilson was an American author and journalist. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography in 1942 for his biography of Harriet Beecher Stowe, Crusader in Crinoline: ...more

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Frank McCourt is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography Winners List
Frank McCourt Francis "Frank" McCourt was an Irish-American teacher and writer. He won a Pulitzer Prize for his novel Angela's Ashes, a tragicomic memoir of the misery and squalor of his childhood.

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George F. Kennan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography Winners List
George F. Kennan George Frost Kennan was an American advisor, diplomat, and historian, known best as an advocate of a policy of containment of Soviet expansion at the end of World War II. He later reversed ...more

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Gregory White Smith is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography Winners List
Gregory White Smith Gregory White Smith is a Pulitzer-prize winning writer.

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Hamlin Garland is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography Winners List
Hamlin Garland Hannibal Hamlin Garland was an American novelist, poet, psychical researcher essayist, and short story writer. He is best known for his fiction involving hard-working Midwestern farmers.

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Harvey Williams Cushing is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography Winners List
Harvey Williams Cushing Harvey Williams Cushing was an American neurosurgeon. A pioneer of brain surgery, he was the first person to describe Cushing's disease. He is often called the "father of modern

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Henry Adams is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography Winners List
Henry Adams Henry Brooks Adams was an American historian and member of the Adams political family, being descended from two U.S. Presidents. As a young Harvard graduate, he was secretary to his father, ...more

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Henry F. Pringle is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography Winners List
Henry F. Pringle Henry Fowles Pringle was an American biographer and journalist. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography for his 1931 biography of Theodore Roosevelt. Pringle was born in New ...more

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John Alexander Carroll is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography Winners List
John Alexander Carroll John Alexander Carroll is a Pulitzer-prize winning writer.

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Henry James is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography Winners List
Henry James Henry James was an American writer who won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography in 1931. He was the son of philosopher and psychologist William James, nephew of novelist Henry ...more

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Jack Miles is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography Winners List
Jack Miles John R. Miles, is an American author and winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and the MacArthur Fellowship. His writings on religion, politics, and culture has appeared in numerous national ...more

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Joan D. Hedrick is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography Winners List
Joan D. Hedrick Joan D. Hedrick is a Pulitzer-prize winning writer.

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John E. Mack is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography Winners List
John E. Mack John Edward Mack M.D. was an American psychiatrist, writer, and professor at Harvard Medical School. He was a Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer, and a leading authority on the spiritual or ...more

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John F. Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography Winners List
John F. Kennedy John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), also referred to as John F. Kennedy, JFK, John Kennedy or Jack Kennedy, was the 35th President of the United States. He served from ...more

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John Lewis Gaddis is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography Winners List
John Lewis Gaddis John Lewis Gaddis is an American historian of the Cold War and grand strategy, hailed as the "Dean of Cold War Historians" by The New York Times. He is the Robert A. Lovett Professor ...more

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John Matteson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography Winners List
John Matteson John Matteson is an American professor of English and legal writing at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography in 2008 for his first book, ...more

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Jon Meacham is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography Winners List
Jon Meacham Jon Ellis Meacham is executive editor and executive vice president at Random House. He is a former editor-in-chief of Newsweek, a contributing editor to Time Magazine, editor-at-large of WNET, ...more

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Joseph P. Lash is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography Winners List
Joseph P. Lash Joseph P. Lash is a Pulitzer-prize winning writer.

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Justin Kaplan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography Winners List
Justin Kaplan Justin Kaplan is an actor,writer and editor.

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Kai Bird is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography Winners List
Kai Bird Kai Bird is an American Pulitzer Prize-winning author and columnist, best known for his biographies of political figures.

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Katharine Graham is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography Winners List
Katharine Graham Katharine Meyer Graham was an American publisher. She led her family's newspaper, The Washington Post, for more than two decades, overseeing its most famous period, the Watergate coverage that ...more

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Kenneth Silverman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography Winners List
Kenneth Silverman Kenneth Silverman is a professor emeritus at New York University and a Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer. Silverman was born in Manhattan on 5 February 1936.

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Laura E. Richards is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography Winners List
Laura E. Richards Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards was an American writer. She born in Boston, Massachusetts, to a high-profile family. During her life, she wrote over 90 books, including children's, biographies, ...more

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Lawrence Thompson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography Winners List
Lawrence Thompson Lawrence Thompson is a biographer and an author.

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Leon Edel is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography Winners List
Leon Edel Joseph Leon Edel was a North American literary critic and biographer. He was the elder brother of North American philosopher Abraham Edel. The Encyclopædia Britannica calls Edel "the ...more