2012 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Awards ranging from journalism to drama to music

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Journalism

  • 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, PA
  • 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 (Wash.) 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

Letters, Drama, and Music

  • 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 Adult)
  • 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 & Company)
  • Music: Silent Night: Opera in Two Acts by Kevin Puts (Aperto Press)

Special Citations and Awards

  • No special citations or awards were given for this time period.

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