2010 Winners
and Finalists


Letters, Drama, and Music

Tinkers by Paul Harding (Bellevue Literary Press)
Next to Normal, music by Tom Kitt, book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey
Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World by Liaquat Ahamed (The Penguin Press)
Biography or Autobiography
The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt by T.J. Stiles (Alfred A. Knopf)
Versed by Rae Armantrout (Wesleyan University Press)
General Nonfiction
The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and Its Dangerous Legacy by David E. Hoffman (Doubleday)
Violin Concerto by Jennifer Higdon (Lawdon Press)

Special Citations

Pulitzer Prize Board

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Press Releases


Public Service
Bristol (VA) Herald Courier
Breaking News Reporting
Staff of The Seattle Times
Investigative Reporting
Barbara Laker and Wendy Ruderman of Philadelphia Daily News

Sheri Fink of ProPublica, in collaboration with The New York Times Magazine
Explanatory Reporting
Michael Moss and members of The New York Times Staff
Local Reporting
Raquel Rutledge of Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
National Reporting
Matt Richtel and members of The New York Times Staff
International Reporting
Anthony Shadid of The Washington Post
Feature Writing
Gene Weingarten of The Washington Post
Kathleen Parker of The Washington Post
Sarah Kaufman of The Washington Post
Editorial Writing
Tod Robberson, Colleen McCain Nelson and William McKenzie of The Dallas Morning News
Editorial Cartooning
Mark Fiore, self syndicated, appearing on SFGate.com
Breaking News Photography
Mary Chind of The Des Moines Register
Feature Photography
Craig F. Walker of The Denver Post