Pulitzer Prize


Pu·​lit·​zer Prize ˈpu̇-lət-sər- How to pronounce Pulitzer Prize (audio)
: any of various annual prizes (as for outstanding literary or journalistic achievement) established by the will of Joseph Pulitzer

called also Pulitzer

Examples of Pulitzer Prize in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Get the latest from Michael Hiltzik Commentary on economics and more from a Pulitzer Prize winner. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 15 Sep. 2023 The Globe became part of the story, too, with editors receiving death threats and the paper earning a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage in 1975. James Sullivan, BostonGlobe.com, 13 Sep. 2023 Kyle Whitmire is the state political columnist for AL.com and 2023 winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Kyle Whitmire | Kwhitmire@al.com, al, 13 Sep. 2023 The book was researched and written during a particularly trying time in the life of the author, who had already become the first African American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for journalism in the wake of her first bestseller, 2010’s The Warmth of Other Suns. Scott Feinberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 12 Sep. 2023 At this year’s Hay Forum Dallas, Pulitzer Prize winner Hernan Diaz of Argentina will discuss power dynamics within capitalism and its effects on human existence with Jacob Rubin, creative writing chair at Southern Methodist University. Manuel Mendoza, Dallas News, 1 Sep. 2023 Kyle Whitmire is the state political columnist for AL.com and the 2023 recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for commentary. Kyle Whitmire | Kwhitmire@al.com, al, 30 Aug. 2023 The following year the series on Southern California’s Latino community was published, and would go on to win the 1984 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. Angel Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times, 19 Aug. 2023 Absolutely no one was surprised when Hernan Diaz's latest novel won a Pulitzer Prize earlier this year. The Week Staff, The Week, 19 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1918, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Pulitzer Prize was in 1918

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“Pulitzer Prize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pulitzer%20Prize. Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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