Established in 1917, the Pulitzer Prize celebrates achievements in newspaper, magazine and online journalism, literature, and musical composition in the United States. 20 of the 21 category winners receive a certificate and a U.S. $15,000 cash award, while the winner in the public service category of the journalism competition is awarded a gold medal.
The 2018 winners were just announced and Kendrick Lamar was among them. The 30-year-old rapper received the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music for his album Damn. He’s the first non-classical or jazz artist to win the category. Damn has been certified double platinum and won Best Rap Album at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards.
Another notable winner was Andrew Sean Greer. He took the big prize in Fiction for his comic queer novel Less. Check out all the winners below.
2018 Pulitzer Prize Winners
Letters and Drama
Fiction: Andrew Sean Greer, Less
Drama: Martyna Majok, Cost of Living
History: Jack E. Davis, The Gulf
Biography or Autobiography: Caroline Fraser, Prairie Fires
Poetry: Frank Bidart, Half-light
General Non-Fiction: James Forman Jr., Locking Up Our Own
Music: Kendrick Lamar, DAMN.
Public Service: The New York Times and The New Yorker for stories on sexual misconduct towards women
Breaking News Reporting: The Press Democrat
Investigative Reporting: The Washington Post
Explanatory Reporting: The Arizona Republic and USA Today Network
Local Reporting: The Cincinnati Enquirer
National Reporting: The Washington Post and The New York Times
International Reporting: Clare Baldwin, Andrew R.C. Marshall, and Manuel Mogato, Reuters
Feature Writing: Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah, GQ Magazine
Commentary: John Archibald, Alabama Media Group
Criticism: Jerry Saltz, New York Magazine
Editorial Writing: Andie Dominick, The Des Moines Register
Editorial Cartooning: Jake Halpern and Michael Sloane, The New York Times
Breaking News Photography: Ryan Kelly, The Daily Progress
Feature Photography: Reuters photography staff