The Pritzker Military Museum & Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing

Established in 2007 and sponsored by the Pritzker Military Foundation, the Pritzker Military Museum & Library Literature Award serves to recognize a living author who has made a significant contribution to the understanding of military history including military affairs.

These contributions may be academic, non-fiction, fiction, or a combination of any of the three. The recipient may be of any nationality and may have written their collective works in any language. The Award includes a citation, gold medallion, and $100,000 honorarium.

Margaret MacMillan

Margaret Macmillan: 2021 Pritzker Literature Award Winner

Professor of international history and award-winning author, Margaret MacMillan, is the 15th recipient of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing. 

Col. David M. Glantz: 2020 Pritzker Literature Award Winner

Col. David M. Glantz: 2020 Pritzker Literature Award Winner

Military Historian, writer, educator and Retired United States Army Colonel, David M. Glantz is the 14th recipient of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing.

Dr. John Morrow, Jr.: 2019 Pritzker Literature Award Winner

Dr. John Morrow, Jr.: 2019 Pritzker Literature Award Winner

Military historian, professor, and author Dr. John H. Morrow, Jr. is the 13th recipient of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing.

Dennis Showalter

Dennis Showalter: 2018 Pritzker Literature Award Winner

Accomplished military historian and respected professor Dennis Showalter is the recipient of the 2018 Pritzker Military Museum & Library Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing.

Peter Paret

Peter Paret

Award-winning author and historian, Peter Paret is the recipient of the 2017 Pritzker Military Museum & Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing.

Hew Strachan

Hew Strachan

Award-winning author, historian and military strategist Hew Strachan is the recipient of the 2016 Pritzker Military Museum & Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing.

David Hackett Fischer: 2015 Pritzker Literature Award Winner

David Hackett Fischer: 2015 Pritzker Literature Award Winner

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, best-selling author, and Brandeis University professor David Hackett Fischer is the recipient of the 2015 Pritzker Military Museum & Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing.

Antony Beevor: 2014 Pritzker Literature Award Winner

Antony Beevor: 2014 Pritzker Literature Award Winner

British author and historian Antony Beevor is the recipient of the 2014 Pritzker Military Museum & Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing.

Tim O'Brien: 2013 Pritzker Literature Award Winner

Tim O'Brien: 2013 Pritzker Literature Award Winner

Tim O'Brien is the recipient of the 2013 Pritzker Military Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing.

Sir Max Hastings: 2012 Pritzker Literature Award Winner

Sir Max Hastings: 2012 Pritzker Literature Award Winner

British Historian Sir Max Hastings was named the recipient of the 2012 Pritzker Military Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing.

Carlo D'Este: 2011 Pritzker Literature Award Winner

Carlo D'Este: 2011 Pritzker Literature Award Winner

Carlo D’Este was selected to receive the 2011 Pritzker Military Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing.

Rick Atkinson: 2010 Pritzker Literature Award Winner

Rick Atkinson: 2010 Pritzker Literature Award Winner

Rick Atkinson received the 2010 Pritzker Military Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing

Gerhard L. Weinberg: 2009 Pritzker Literature Award Winner

Gerhard L. Weinberg: 2009 Pritzker Literature Award Winner

Gerhard L. Weinberg received the 2009 Pritzker Military Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing.

Allan R. Millett : 2008 Pritzker Literature Award Winner

Allan R. Millett : 2008 Pritzker Literature Award Winner

Allan R. Millett received the 2008 Pritzker Military Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing.

James McPherson: 2007 Pritzker Literature Award Winner

James McPherson: 2007 Pritzker Literature Award Winner

James M. McPherson received the first-ever Pritzker Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing.