The 2005 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Biography or Autobiography

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For a distinguished biography or autobiography by an American author, Ten thousand dollars ($10,000).

Awarded to de Kooning: An American Master by Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan (Alfred A. Knopf)

Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger (center) presents Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan with the 2005 Pulitzer Prize in Biography.


Also nominated as finalists in this category were: “Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare” by Stephen Greenblatt (W.W. Norton), and “Under a Wild Sky: John James Audubon and the Making of The Birds of America” by William Souder (North Point Press/Farrar, Straus & Giroux).