From the Pulitzer timeline: 2002
2002 Winners
and Finalists


Letters, Drama, and Music

Empire Falls by Richard Russo (Alfred A. Knopf)
Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks
The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America by Louis Menand (Farrar)
Biography or Autobiography
John Adams by David McCullough (Simon & Schuster)
Practical Gods by Carl Dennis (Penguin Books)
General Nonfiction
Carry Me Home: Birmingham, Alabama, the Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution by Diane McWhorter (Simon & Schuster)
Ice Field by Henry Brant

Special Citations

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Investigative Reporting
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Explanatory Reporting
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Beat Reporting
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National Reporting
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International Reporting
Barry Bearak of The New York Times
Feature Writing
Barry Siegel of Los Angeles Times
Thomas Friedman of The New York Times
Justin Davidson of Newsday, Long Island, NY
Editorial Writing
Alex Raksin and Bob Sipchen of Los Angeles Times
Editorial Cartooning
Clay Bennett of The Christian Science Monitor
Breaking News Photography
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Feature Photography
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