2010 Pulitzer Prize Winners
The 2010 Pulitzer Prize was handed down Monday, April 12.
Each winner receives a certificate and $10,000 while the winner of the Public Service Journalism category gets a gold medal.
The Washington Post won four awards while The New York Times won three.
Country singer-songwriter Hank Williams, who died at age 29 in 1953, received a posthumous special citation.
Here is the complete list of winners:
- Public Service – Bristol (Va.) Herald Courier
- Breaking News Reporting – The Seattle Times Staff
- Investigative Reporting – Barbara Laker and Wendy Ruderman of the Philadelphia Daily News and Sheri Fink of ProPublica
- Explanatory Reporting – Michael Moss and members of The New York Times Staff
- Local Reporting – Raquel Rutledge of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
- National Reporting – Matt Richtel and members of The New York Times
- International Reporting – Anthony Shadid of The Washington Post
- Feature Writing – Gene Weingarten of The Washington Post
- Commentary – Kathleen Parker of The Washington Post
- Criticism – Sarah Kaufman of The Washington Post
- Editorial Writing – Tod Robberson, Colleen McCain Nelson, and William McKenzie of The Dallas Morning News
- Editorial Cartooning – Mark Fiore, self syndicated, appearing on SFGate.com
- Breaking News Photography – Mary Chind of The Des Moines Register
- Feature Photography – Craig F. Walker of The Denver Post
Letters, Drama and Music
- Fiction – Tinkers by Paul Harding (Bellevue Literary Press)
- Drama – Next to Normal, music by Tom Kitt, book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey
- History – Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World by Liaquat Ahamed (Penguin Press)
- Biography – The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt by T.J. Stiles (Alfred A. Knopf)
- Poetry – Versed by Rae Armantrout (Wesleyan University Press)
- General Nonfiction – The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and Its Dangerous Legacy by David E. Hoffman (Doubleday)
- Music – Violin Concerto by Jennifer Higdon (Lawdon Press)
- Hank Williams for his craftsmanship as a songwriter who expressed universal feelings with poignant simplicity and played a pivotal role in transforming country music into a major musical and cultural force in American life