2015 Winners
and Finalists


Letters, Drama, and Music

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (Scribner)
Between Riverside and Crazy by Stephen Adly Guirgis
Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People by Elizabeth A. Fenn (Hill and Wang)
Biography or Autobiography
The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe by David I. Kertzer (Random House)
Digest by Gregory Pardlo (Four Way Books)
General Nonfiction
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert (Henry Holt)
Anthracite Fields by Julia Wolfe (Red Poppy Music/G. Schirmer, Inc.)

Special Citations

There are no special citations for this time period.

Pulitzer Prize Board

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Press Releases


Public Service
The Post and Courier, Charleston, SC
Breaking News Reporting
The Seattle Times Staff
Investigative Reporting
Eric Lipton of The New York Times

The Wall Street Journal Staff
Explanatory Reporting
Zachary R. Mider of Bloomberg News
Local Reporting
Rob Kuznia, Rebecca Kimitch and Frank Suraci of the Daily Breeze, Torrance, CA
National Reporting
Carol D. Leonnig of The Washington Post
International Reporting
The New York Times Staff
Feature Writing
Diana Marcum of the Los Angeles Times
Lisa Falkenberg of the Houston Chronicle
Mary McNamara of the Los Angeles Times
Editorial Writing
Kathleen Kingsbury of The Boston Globe
Editorial Cartooning
Adam Zyglis of The Buffalo News
Breaking News Photography
St. Louis Post-Dispatch Photography Staff
Feature Photography
Daniel Berehulak, freelance photographer, The New York Times