The 1997 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Biography or Autobiography

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For a distinguished biography or autobiography by an American author, Five thousand dollars ($5,000).

Awarded to Angela's Ashes: A Memoir by Frank McCourt (Scribner)


Columbia University President, George Rupp (left), presents Frank McCourt with the Pulitzer Prize for Biography.

Finalists

Also nominated as finalists in this category were: "In the Wilderness: Coming of Age in Unknown Country" by Kim Barnes (Doubleday), and "Herman Melville: A Biography, Volume 1, 1819-1851" by Hershel Parker (The Johns Hopkins University Press).