2017 Pulitzer Prizes
Active ImageColson Whitehead's bestselling novel The Underground Railroad has been named the 2017 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

The book, which also won the National Book Award, chronicles a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South.

The other fiction finalists were Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett, and The Sport of Kings by C.E. Morgan.

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond won the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction. The book shows how mass evictions after the 2008 economic crash were less a consequence than a cause of poverty.

Blood in the Water: The Attic Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy by Heather Ann Thompson earned the prize for History; The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between by Hisham Mitar was the Biography winner; and Olio by Tyehimba Jess won for Poetry.

All of this year's winners and finalists are available on the Pulitzer Prizes site.