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Pulitzer Prize Winners: Letters, Drama, & Music

Lists of all the Pulitzer Prize winners

Letters, Drama, & Music Categories

For the drama prize, a jury, usually composed of three critics, one academic and one playwright, attends plays both in New York and the regional theaters. The award in drama goes to a playwright but production of the play as well as script are taken into account.

The music jury, usually made up of three composers, one music critic and one presenter of musical work, meets in New York to listen to recordings and study the scores of pieces, which number more than 150. The category definition states: For distinguished musical composition by an American that has had its first performance or recording in the United States during the year.

 - from the Pulitzer Prizes website