From the Pulitzer timeline: 2002
2002 Winners
and Finalists

Winners

Letters, Drama, and Music

Fiction
Empire Falls by Richard Russo (Alfred A. Knopf)
Drama
Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks
History
The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America by Louis Menand (Farrar)
Biography or Autobiography
John Adams by David McCullough (Simon & Schuster)
Poetry
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)
Music
Ice Field by Henry Brant

Special Citations

There are no special citations for this time period.

Pulitzer Prize Board

Members
The board overseeing the prizes

Press Releases

No press releases are currently recorded for this year.

Journalism

Public Service
The New York Times
Breaking News Reporting
Staff of The Wall Street Journal
Investigative Reporting
Sari Horwitz, Scott Higham and Sarah Cohen of The Washington Post
Explanatory Reporting
Staff of The New York Times
Beat Reporting
Gretchen Morgenson of The New York Times
National Reporting
Staff of The Washington Post
International Reporting
Barry Bearak of The New York Times
Feature Writing
Barry Siegel of Los Angeles Times
Commentary
Thomas Friedman of The New York Times
Criticism
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
Staff of The New York Times
Feature Photography
Staff of The New York Times

Finalists