2011 Empire State Archives and History Award Laureate
Robert Caro is a renowned journalist and biographer who won the Pulitizer Prize for two of his biographie:, The Power Broker (on Robert Moses) and The Path to Power (on Lyndon Johnson). In addition to winning the Pulitzer Prize, Caro's The Power Broker was named one of the hundred greatest non fiction books of the twentieth century by Modern Library. In addition, Caro has won the National Book Award for his biography, Master of the Senate, the Gold Medal in Biography from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Francis Parkman Prize, awarded by the Society of American Historians, the National Book Critics Circle Award for The Path to Power, Means of Ascent, and The Passage of Power, and lastly, in 2016, the National Book Award for Lifetime Achievement. Caro's most recent work, Working, takes a look inward at his own career by examining his process and experiences.