2006 Winners
and Finalists


Letters, Drama, and Music

March by Geraldine Brooks (Viking)
No Award.
Polio: An American Story by David M. Oshinsky (Oxford University Press)
Biography or Autobiography
American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin (Alfred A. Knopf)
Late Wife by Claudia Emerson (Louisiana State University Press)
General Nonfiction
Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain's Gulag in Kenya by Caroline Elkins (Henry Holt)
Piano Concerto: 'Chiavi in Mano' by Yehudi Wyner (Associated Music Publishers)

Special Citations

Pulitzer Prize Board

The board overseeing the prizes

Press Releases


Public Service
The Times-Picayune, New Orleans

Sun Herald, Biloxi-Gulfport
Breaking News Reporting
Staff of The Times-Picayune, New Orleans
Investigative Reporting
Susan Schmidt, James V. Grimaldi and R. Jeffrey Smith of The Washington Post
Explanatory Reporting
David Finkel of The Washington Post
Beat Reporting
Dana Priest of The Washington Post
National Reporting
James Risen and Eric Lichtblau of The New York Times

The San Diego Union-Tribune and Copley News Service with notable work by Marcus Stern and Jerry Kammer
International Reporting
Joseph Kahn and Jim Yardley of The New York Times
Feature Writing
Jim Sheeler of Rocky Mountain News, Denver
Nicholas D. Kristof of The New York Times
Robin Givhan of The Washington Post
Editorial Writing
Rick Attig and Doug Bates of The Oregonian, Portland
Editorial Cartooning
Mike Luckovich of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Breaking News Photography
Staff of The Dallas Morning News
Feature Photography
Todd Heisler of Rocky Mountain News, Denver