Barbara Kingsolver, Hernan Diaz, and Washington Post journalists Robert Samuels and Toluse Olorunnipa were among the winners of the 2023 Pulitzer Prizes for Letters, announced on May 8.

Freedom's Dominion: A Saga of White Resistance to Federal Power by Jefferson Cowie (Basic Books) won the Pulitzer Prize for history. Finalists in the category were Watergate: A New History by Garrett M. Graff (Avid Reader Press) and Seeing Red: Indigenous Land, American Expansion, and the Political Economy of Plunder in North America by Michael John Witten (University of North Carolina Press).

G-Man: J. Edgar Hoover and the Making of the American Century by Beverly Gage (Viking) won the prize for biography. The finalists in the category were Mr. B: George Balanchine's 20th Century by Jennifer Homans (Random House) and His Name Is George Floyd: One Man's Life and the Struggle for Racial Justice by Robert Samuels and Toluse Olorunnipa (Viking).

Stay True by Hua Hsu (Doubleday) won the prize for memoir or autobiography. The finalists in the category were The Man Who Could Move Clouds by Ingrid Rojas Contreras (Doubleday) and Easy Beauty by Chloé Cooper Jones (Avid Reader Press).

Then the War: And Selected Poems, 2007–2020 by Carl Phillips (FSG) won the prize for poetry. The finalists in the category were Still Life by Jay Hopler (McSweeney's) and Blood Snow by dg nanouk okpik (Wave Books).

His Name Is George Floyd by Robert Samuels and Toluse Olorunnipa (Viking) won the prize for general nonfiction. The finalists in the category were Sounds Wild and Broken: Sonic Marvels, Evolution's Creativity, and the Crisis of Sensory Extinction by David George Haskell (Viking) Kingdom of Characters: The Language Revolution that Made China Modern by Jing Tsu (Riverhead), and Under the Skin: The Hidden Toll of Racism on American Lives and on the Health of Our Nation by Linda Villarosa (Doubleday).

Trust by Hernan Diaz (Riverhead) and Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver (Harper) both won the prize for fiction. The Immortal King Rao by Vauhini Vara (W.W. Norton) was a finalist in the category.

In addition, New York magazine and Vulture book critic Andrea Long Chu has won the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism.

This story has been updated with further information.