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2012 Pulitzer Prizes Awarded


Columbia University today announced the 2012 Pulitzer Prizes, awarded on the recommendation of the Pulitzer Prize Board.



Public Service --
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Breaking News Reporting --
The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News Staff

Investigative Reporting --
Matt Apuzzo, Adam Goldman, Eileen Sullivan and Chris Hawley of the Associated Press
Michael J. Berens and Ken Armstrong of The Seattle Times

Explanatory Reporting --
David Kocieniewski of The New York Times

Local Reporting --
Sara Ganim and members of The Patriot-News Staff, Harrisburg, Penn.

National Reporting --
David Wood of The Huffington Post

International Reporting --
Jeffrey Gettleman of The New York Times

Feature Writing --
Eli Sanders of The Stranger, a Seattle weekly

Commentary --
Mary Schmich of the Chicago Tribune

Criticism --
Wesley Morris of The Boston Globe

Editorial Writing --
No Award

Editorial Cartooning --
Matt Wuerker of POLITICO

Breaking News Photography --
Massoud Hossaini of Agence France-Presse

Feature Photography --
Craig F. Walker of The Denver Post


Fiction --
No Award

Drama --
Water by the Spoonful by Quiara Alegría Hudes

History --
Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention by the late Manning Marable (Viking)

Biography --
George F. Kennan: An American Life by John Lewis Gaddis (The Penguin Press)

Poetry --
Life on Mars by Tracy K. Smith (Graywolf Press)

General Nonfiction --
The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt (W.W. Norton and Company)


Silent Night: Opera in Two Acts by Kevin Puts, commisioned and premiered by the Minnesota Opera in Minneapolis on November 12, 2011.

Go to pulitzer.org/awards/2012 for more information on the awards.


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