De Pulitzer Prize (voor fictie) is toegekend aan The overstory (NL vertaling Tot in de hemel) van Richard Powers. De jury noemt The overstory ‘An ingeniously structured narrative that branches and canopies like the trees at the core of the story whose wonder and connectivity echo those of the humans living amongst them.’ Andere genomineerden waren Tommy Orange met There There en The Great Believers van Rebecca Makkai.