2012 Pulitzer Prize winners announced

2012 Pulitzer Prize winners announced


From The Associated Press:

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, and 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 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 Co.)

Music: “Silent Night: Opera in Two Acts” by Kevin Puts, commissioned and premiered by the Minnesota Opera in Minneapolis on Nov. 12, 2011

No Pulitzer Prize for fiction? Oy. But I know why: television rules!

— Tim Goodman (@BastardMachine) April 16, 2012

"This year, the competition was expanded to include online sites, and they are having an impact." #pulitzer

— Maya Shwayder (@MayaErgas) April 16, 2012


Also no award for editorial writing. Weird. RT @leverus: That's interesting. This year's Pulitzer Prize in fiction: NO AWARD.

— Kate Heartfield (@kateheartfield) April 16, 2012

Huh. No #Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction, for the first time in 35 years: http://t.co/OJ1MiobK. Why? "Train Dreams" was amazing.

— Joseph Housley (@josephhousley) April 16, 2012

The Huffington Post wins a Pulitzer. Like the Nobel Peace Prize, this award is now worthless.

— A Predator Drone (@Robot_Follower) April 16, 2012

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