2011 Pulitzer Prize Winners

The Pulitzer Prize Medal

2011 Pulitzer Prize Winners


Winning photographs and cartoons, and bios and photos of winners, are available by clicking the links below. Links to winning stories are provided when available.




INVESTIGATIVE REPORTINGPaige St. John of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune

EXPLANATORY REPORTINGMark Johnson, Kathleen, Gallagher, Gary Porter, Lou Saldivar and Alison Sherwood of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

LOCAL REPORTINGFrank Main, Mark Konkol and John J. Kim of the Chicago Sun-Times

NATIONAL REPORTINGJesse Eisinger and Jake Bernstein of ProPublica

INTERNATIONAL REPORTINGClifford J. Levy and Ellen Barry of The New York Times

FEATURE WRITINGAmy Ellis Nutt of The Star-Ledger, Newark, N.J.

COMMENTARYDavid Leonhardt of The New York Times

CRITICISMSebastian Smee of The Boston Globe

EDITORIAL WRITINGJoseph Rago of The Wall Street Journal

EDITORIAL CARTOONINGMike Keefe of The Denver Post

BREAKING NEWS PHOTOGRAPHYCarol Guzy, Nikki Kahn and Ricky Carioti of The Washington Post

FEATURE PHOTOGRAPHYBarbara Davidson of the Los Angeles Times

Letters, Drama and Music

FICTION – “A Visit from the Goon Squad” by Jennifer Egan (Alfred A. Knopf)

DRAMA – “Clybourne Park” by Bruce Norris

HISTORY – “The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery” by Eric Foner (W. W. Norton & Company)

BIOGRAPHY – “Washington: A Life” by Ron Chernow (The Penguin Press)

POETRY – “The Best of It: New and Selected Poems” by Kay Ryan (Grove Press)

GENERAL NONFICTION – “The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer” by Siddhartha Mukherjee (Scribner)

MUSIC – “Madame White Snake’” by Zhou Long, premiered on February 26, 2010 by Opera Boston at the Cutler Majestic Theatre.


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