The 2004 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Criticism

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For distinguished criticism, Ten thousand dollars ($10,000).

Awarded to Dan Neil of Los Angeles Times for his one-of-a-kind reviews of automobiles, blending technical expertise with offbeat humor and astute cultural observations.

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Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger (left) presents Dan Neil with the 2004 Pulitzer Prize in Criticism.

Finalists

Also nominated as finalists in this category were: Nicolai Ouroussoff of the Los Angeles Times for his versatile architectural criticism that stretched from his hometown's new Disney Hall to the rubble in Baghdad, where he pondered the ancient city's resurrection, and Inga Saffron of The Philadelphia Inquirer for her passionate and insightful architectural criticism that, through clear, elegant writing, was as accessible to the ordinary reader as it was to the expert.