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Pulitzer Prize Winners 2015

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The 99th annual Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism, Letters, Drama and Music, awarded on the recommendation of the Pulitzer Prize Board, were announced today by Columbia University at New York, USA.

The Winners in each category are list below:



  • Public Service: The Post and Courier, Charleston, S.C
  • Breaking News Reporting: The Seattle Times Staff
  • Investigative Reporting (two prizes): Eric Lipton of The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal Staff
  • Explanatory Reporting: Zachary R. Mider of Bloomberg News
  • Local Reporting: Rob Kuznia, Rebecca Kimitch and Frank Suraci of the Daily Breeze, Torrance, Calif.
  • National Reporting: Carol D. Leonnig of The Washington Post
  • International Reporting: The New York Times Staff
  • Feature Writing: Diana Marcum of the Los Angeles Times
  • Commentary: Lisa Falkenberg of the Houston Chronicle
  • Criticism: Mary McNamara of the Los Angeles Times
  • Editorial Writing: Kathleen Kingsbury of The Boston Globe
  • Editorial Cartooning: Adam Zyglis of The Buffalo News
  • Breaking News Photography: St. Louis Post-Dispatch Photography Staff
  • Feature Photography: Daniel Berehulak, freelance photographer, The New York Times


  • Fiction: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (Scribner)
  • Drama: Between Riverside and Crazy by Stephen Adly Guirgis
  • History: Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People by Elizabeth A. Fenn (Hill and Wang)
  • Biography: The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe by David I. Kertzer (Random House)
  • Poetry: Digest by Gregory Pardlo (Four Way Books)
  • General Nonfiction: The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert (Henry Holt)

Anthracite Fields by Julia Wolfe (Red Poppy/G. Schirmer,Inc.)

 About Pulitzer Prize

  • The Pulitzer Prize is an award for achievements in newspaper and online journalism, literature, and musical composition in the United States.
  • The award administered by Columbia University in New York City.
  • The award in 1917 by provisions in the will of American publisher Joseph Pulitzer
  • The winner in the public service category of the journalism competition is awarded a gold medal
  • Each winners receives a certificate and a US$10,000 cash award