Letters, Drama, and Music

Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer by Steven Millhauser (Crown)
No award.
Original Meanings: Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution by Jack N. Rakove (Alfred A. Knopf)
Biography or Autobiography
Angela's Ashes: A Memoir by Frank McCourt (Scribner)
Alive Together: New and Selected Poems by Lisel Mueller (Louisiana State University Press)
General Nonfiction
Ashes To Ashes: America's Hundred-Year Cigarette War, The Public Health, And The Unabashed Triumph Of Philip Morris by Richard Kluger (Alfred A. Knopf)
Blood on the Fields by Wynton Marsalis

Special Citations

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Public Service
The Times-Picayune, New Orleans
Spot News Reporting
Staff of Newsday, Long Island, NY
Investigative Reporting
Eric Nalder, Deborah Nelson and Alex Tizon of The Seattle Times
Explanatory Journalism
Michael Vitez, reporter, and April Saul and Ron Cortes, photographers, of The Philadelphia Inquirer
Beat Reporting
Byron Acohido of The Seattle Times
National Reporting
Staff of The Wall Street Journal
International Reporting
John F. Burns of The New York Times
Feature Writing
Lisa Pollak of The Baltimore Sun
Eileen McNamara of The Boston Globe
Tim Page of The Washington Post
Editorial Writing
Michael Gartner of The Daily Tribune, Ames, Iowa
Editorial Cartooning
Walt Handelsman of Times-Picayune, New Orleans
Spot News Photography
Annie Wells of The Press Democrat, Santa Rosa, CA
Feature Photography
Alexander Zemlianichenko of Associated Press