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2015 Pulitzer Winners

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  • Pulitzer Prizes to launch "Campfires Initiative" to celebrate 2016 Centennial. To past Pulitzer winners: please contact us at pulitzer100@pulitzer.org for updates on Pulitzer Centennial events

Winning stories, photographs and cartoons, as well as bios and photos of the 2015 winners, are available by clicking the links below.


PUBLIC SERVICE - The Post and Courier, Charleston, SC


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, CA

NATIONAL REPORTING - Carol D. Leonnig of The Washington Post


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

Books, Drama and Music

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)

MUSIC - "Anthracite Fields" by Julia Wolfe (G. Schirmer, Inc.)

2015 Nominated Finalists

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