2004 Winners
and Finalists


Letters, Drama, and Music

The Known World by Edward P. Jones (Amistad/ HarperCollins)
I Am My Own Wife by Doug Wright
A Nation Under Our Feet: Black Political Struggles in the Rural South from Slavery to the Great Migration by Steven Hahn (The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press)
Biography or Autobiography
Khrushchev: The Man and His Era by William Taubman (W.W. Norton)
Walking to Martha's Vineyard by Franz Wright (Alfred A. Knopf)
General Nonfiction
Gulag: A History by Anne Applebaum (Doubleday)
Tempest Fantasy by Paul Moravec

Special Citations

There are no special citations for this time period.

Pulitzer Prize Board

The board overseeing the prizes

Press Releases


Public Service
The New York Times for the work of David Barstow and Lowell Bergman
Breaking News Reporting
Staff of Los Angeles Times
Investigative Reporting
Michael D. Sallah, Mitch Weiss and Joe Mahr of The Blade, Toledo, OH
Explanatory Reporting
Kevin Helliker and Thomas M. Burton of The Wall Street Journal
Beat Reporting
Daniel Golden of The Wall Street Journal
National Reporting
Staff of Los Angeles Times
International Reporting
Anthony Shadid of The Washington Post
Feature Writing
No award
Leonard Pitts Jr. of The Miami Herald
Dan Neil of Los Angeles Times
Editorial Writing
William R. Stall of Los Angeles Times
Editorial Cartooning
Matt Davies of The Journal News
Breaking News Photography
David Leeson and Cheryl Diaz Meyer of The Dallas Morning News
Feature Photography
Carolyn Cole of Los Angeles Times