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2009 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Awards ranging from journalism to fiction to music

 
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Journalism

  • Public Service: Las Vegas Sun, and notably the courageous reporting by Alexandra Berzon
  • Breaking News Reporting: Staff of The New York Times
  • Investigative Reporting: David Barstow of The New York Times
  • Explanatory Reporting: Bettina Boxall and Julie Cart of Los Angeles Times
  • Local Reporting: Detroit Free Press Staff, and notably Jim Schaefer and M.L. Elrick; Ryan Gabrielson and Paul Giblin of East Valley Tribune, Mesa, AZ
  • National Reporting: Staff of St. Petersburg Times
  • International Reporting: Staff of The New York Times
  • Feature Writing: Lane DeGregory of St. Petersburg Times
  • Commentary: Eugene Robinson of The Washington Post
  • Criticism: Holland Cotter of The New York Times
  • Editorial Writing: Mark Mahoney of The Post-Star, Glens Falls, NY
  • Editorial Cartooning: Steve Breen of The San Diego Union-Tribune
  • Breaking News Photography: Patrick Farrell of The Miami Herald
  • Feature Photography: Damon Winter of The New York Times

Letters, Drama, and Music

  • Fiction: Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout (Random House)
  • Drama: Ruined by Lynn Nottage
  • History: The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family by Annette Gordon-Reed (W.W. Norton & Company)
  • Biography: American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House by Jon Meacham (Random House)
  • Poetry: The Shadow of Sirius by W.S. Merwin (Copper Canyon Press)
  • General Nonfiction: Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II by Douglas A. Blackmon (Doubleday)
  • Music: Double Sextet by Steve Reich (Boosey & Hawkes).

Special Citations and Awards

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Did you know?
Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan is the only baseball player to have his number retired by three teams—Texas, Houston and California. This doesn't include Jackie Robinson whose No. 42 was retired by all teams.

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