The 2001 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Biography or Autobiography

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For a distinguished biography or autobiography by an American author, Seven thousand five hundred dollars ($7,500).

Awarded to W.E.B. Du Bois: The Fight for Equality and the American Century, 1919-1963 by David Levering Lewis (Henry Holt and Company)

Columbia University President George Rupp (left) presents David Levering Lewis with the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Biography.


Also nominated as finalists in this category were: "The First American: The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin" by H.W. Brands (Doubleday), and "Johann Sebastian Bach: The Learned Musician" by Christoph Wolff (W.W. Norton & Company).