2005 Winners
and Finalists


Letters, Drama, and Music

Gilead by Marilynne Robinson (Farrar)
Doubt, a parable by John Patrick Shanley
Washington's Crossing by David Hackett Fischer (Oxford University Press)
Biography or Autobiography
de Kooning: An American Master by Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan (Alfred A. Knopf)
Delights & Shadows by Ted Kooser (Copper Canyon Press)
General Nonfiction
Ghost Wars by Steve Coll (The Penguin Press)
Second Concerto for Orchestra by Steven Stucky (Theodore Presser Company)

Special Citations

There are no special citations for this time period.

Pulitzer Prize Board

The board overseeing the prizes

Press Releases

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Public Service
Los Angeles Times
Breaking News Reporting
Staff of The Star-Ledger, Newark, NJ
Investigative Reporting
Nigel Jaquiss of Willamette Week, Portland, Oregon
Explanatory Reporting
Gareth Cook of The Boston Globe
Beat Reporting
Amy Dockser Marcus of The Wall Street Journal
National Reporting
Walt Bogdanich of The New York Times
International Reporting
Kim Murphy of Los Angeles Times

Dele Olojede of Newsday, Long Island, NY
Feature Writing
Julia Keller of Chicago Tribune
Connie Schultz of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland
Joe Morgenstern of The Wall Street Journal
Editorial Writing
Tom Philp of The Sacramento Bee
Editorial Cartooning
Nick Anderson of The Courier-Journal, Louisville, KY
Breaking News Photography
Staff of Associated Press
Feature Photography
Deanne Fitzmaurice of San Francisco Chronicle