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Pulitzer Prize Winners of Alabama

The Pulitzer Prize, established in 1917, is one of the top awards for journalists and writers, and it has been presented to several Alabama authors in a variety of categories. The fiction winners include T.S. Stribling's Depression-era novel The Store, which won in 1933, and Harper Lee's classic To Kill A Mockingbird, which won in 1960. Natural scientist Edward O. Wilson was awarded the Pulitzer for his book On Human Nature (1978), a study of human behavior and biology. And several journalists, such as Cynthia Tucker, and Alabama newspapers, including the Birmingham News and the Montgomery Advertiser, have won Pulitzers for groundbreaking stories on government policy and social ills.