The 2014 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Biography or Autobiography

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

Awarded to "Margaret Fuller: A New American Life," by Megan Marshall (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), a richly researched book that tells the remarkable story of a 19th century author, journalist, critic and pioneering advocate of women’s rights who died in a shipwreck.

Lee C. Bollinger, President of Columbia University, presents the 2014 Biography Prize to Megan Marshall.


Also nominated as finalists in this category were "Jonathan Swift: His Life and His World," by Leo Damrosch (Yale University Press), a seminal work that illuminates the famous yet enigmatic satirist who was also a crucial figure in 18th century Anglo-Irish politics; and "Karl Marx: A Nineteenth-Century Life," by Jonathan Sperber (Liveright), an impressively researched work that provides a fresh perspective on Marx and his ideas by placing him in the social and intellectual swirl of the 1800s.