Colson Whitehead won the Fiction prize for The Underground Railroad: A Novel.
Non-fiction prize went to Matthew Desmond, for his book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City.
Other winners in Arts and Letters are:
Drama: Sweat, by Lynn Nottage
History: Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971, by Heather Ann Thompson
Biography: The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between, by Hisham Matar
Poetry: Olio, by Tyehimba Jess
Music: Angel’s Bone, by Du Yun