Letters, Drama, and Music

A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan (Alfred A.. Knopf)
Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris
The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery by Eric Foner (W.W. Norton & Company)
Biography or Autobiography
Washington : A Life by Ron Chernow (The Penguin Press)
The Best of It: New and Selected Poems by Kay Ryan (Grove/Atlantic)
General Nonfiction
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee (Scribner)
Madame White Snake by Zhou Long (Oxford University Press)

Special Citations

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Public Service
Los Angeles Times
Breaking News Reporting
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Investigative Reporting
Paige St. John of Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Explanatory Reporting
Mark Johnson, Kathleen Gallagher, Gary Porter, Lou Saldivar and Alison Sherwood of Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Local Reporting
Frank Main, Mark Konkol and John J. Kim of Chicago Sun-Times
National Reporting
Jesse Eisinger and Jake Bernstein of ProPublica
International Reporting
Clifford J. Levy and Ellen Barry of The New York Times
Feature Writing
Amy Ellis Nutt of The Star-Ledger, Newark, NJ
David Leonhardt of The New York Times
Sebastian Smee of The Boston Globe
Editorial Writing
Joseph Rago of The Wall Street Journal
Editorial Cartooning
Mike Keefe of The Denver Post
Breaking News Photography
Carol Guzy, Nikki Kahn and Ricky Carioti of The Washington Post
Feature Photography
Barbara Davidson of Los Angeles Times