We extend our heartiest congratulations to this year's 2017 Pulitzer Prize winners from Harvard!
- Prof. Matthew Desmond (Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City), General Nonfiction
For a deeply researched exposé that showed how mass evictions after the 2008 economic crash were less a consequence than a cause of poverty.
- David A. Fahrenthold AB '00 (The Washington Post), National Reporting
For persistent reporting that created a model for transparent journalism in political campaign coverage while casting doubt on Donald Trump’s assertions of generosity toward charities.
- Colson Whitehead AB '91 (The Underground Railroad), Fiction
For a smart melding of realism and allegory that combines the violence of slavery and the drama of escape in a myth that speaks to contemporary America.
- Du Yun AM '5, PhD '06 (Angel's Bone), Music
Premiered on January 6, 2016, at the Prototype Festival, 3LD Arts and Technology Center, New York City, a bold operatic work that integrates vocal and instrumental elements and a wide range of styles into a harrowing allegory for human trafficking in the modern world. Libretto by Royce Vavrek.