Letters, Drama, and Music

Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri (Mariner Books/Houghton Mifflin)
Dinner With Friends by Donald Margulies
Freedom From Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945 by David M. Kennedy (Oxford University Press)
Biography or Autobiography
Vera (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov) by Stacy Schiff (Random House)
Repair by C.K. Williams (Farrar)
General Nonfiction
Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II by John W. Dower (W.W. Norton & Company/The New Press)
Life is a Dream, Opera in Three Acts: Act II, Concert Version by Lewis Spratlan

Special Citations

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Pulitzer Prize Board

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Press Releases

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Public Service
The Washington Post, notably for the work of Katherine Boo
Breaking News Reporting
Staff of The Denver Post
Investigative Reporting
Sang-Hun Choe, Charles J. Hanley and Martha Mendoza of Associated Press
Explanatory Reporting
Eric Newhouse of Great Falls (Mont.) Tribune
Beat Reporting
George Dohrmann of St. Paul Pioneer Press
National Reporting
Staff of The Wall Street Journal
International Reporting
Mark Schoofs of The Village Voice
Feature Writing
J.R. Moehringer of Los Angeles Times
Paul A. Gigot of The Wall Street Journal
Henry Allen of The Washington Post
Editorial Writing
John C. Bersia of The Orlando Sentinel
Editorial Cartooning
Joel Pett of Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
Breaking News Photography
Photo Staff of Rocky Mountain News, Denver, CO
Feature Photography
Carol Guzy, Michael Williamson and Lucian Perkins of The Washington Post