Letters, Drama, and Music

No award
Water by the Spoonful by Quiara Alegría Hudes
Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention, by the late Manning Marable
Biography or Autobiography
George F. Kennan: An American Life by John Lewis Gaddis (The Penguin Press)
Life on Mars by Tracy K. Smith (Graywolf Press)
General Nonfiction
The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt (W.W. Norton & Company)
Silent Night: Opera in Two Acts by Kevin Puts (Aperto Press)

Special Citations

There are no special citations for this time period.

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Press Releases


Public Service
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Breaking News Reporting
The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News Staff
Investigative Reporting
Matt Apuzzo, Adam Goldman, Eileen Sullivan and Chris Hawley of the Associated Press

Michael J. Berens and Ken Armstrong of The Seattle Times
Explanatory Reporting
David Kocieniewski of The New York Times
Local Reporting
Sara Ganim and members of The Patriot-News Staff, Harrisburg, PA
National Reporting
David Wood of The Huffington Post
International Reporting
Jeffrey Gettleman of The New York Times
Feature Writing
Eli Sanders of The Stranger, a Seattle (Wash.) weekly
Mary Schmich of the Chicago Tribune
Wesley Morris of The Boston Globe
Editorial Writing
No award
Editorial Cartooning
Matt Wuerker of POLITICO
Breaking News Photography
Massoud Hossaini of Agence France-Presse
Feature Photography
Craig F. Walker of The Denver Post