The 2015 Pulitzer Prize Winners Announced

The 2015 Pulitzer Prize winners were announced on Monday April 20th, 2015. The Pulitzer has been awarded to honor excellence in Journalism and the arts since 1917. The Pulitzer Prize was created by publisher Joseph Pulitzer to award achievements in newspaper, online journalism (added later), literature, and musical composition. There are now 21 categories.
 

 
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Here is the full list of winners:

Letters, Drama, and Music

Fiction
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

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 or Autobiography
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)

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

Journalism

Public Service
The Post and Courier, Charleston, SC

Breaking News Reporting
The Seattle Times Staff

Investigative Reporting
Eric Lipton of The New York Times
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, CA

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

 
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