The phenomenal women who've won the Pulitzer Prize

Writers recognized for their excellence

Stars Insider

09/05/22 | StarsInsider

LIFESTYLE Literature

The Pulitzer Prize has been a highly sought-after honor for more than 100 years, ever since its birth in 1917. Today, around 20 Pulitzers are given out every year, acknowledging achievements in an array of categories and disciplines. The most coveted of these are those given out in journalism and in the category of Letters, Drama, and Music. Yet over the years, these prestigious honors have been disproportionately given out to men. In the fiction category alone, few more than 30 women have been awarded. But as time progresses, this wrong is being corrected.

Click on to read about the wonderful female writers who have been awarded Pulitzer Prizes against all odds.


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