The 2005 Pulitzer Prize Winners

General Nonfiction

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For a distinguished book of nonfiction by an American author that is not eligible for consideration in any other category, Ten thousand dollars ($10,000).

Awarded to Ghost Wars by Steve Coll (The Penguin Press)

Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger presents Steve Coll with the 2005 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction.


Also nominated as finalists in this category were: “Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found” by Suketu Mehta (Alfred A. Knopf), and “The Devil’s Highway: A True Story” by Luis Alberto Urrea (Little, Brown and Company).