The 2005 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Feature Writing

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For a distinguished example of feature writing giving prime consideration to high literary quality and originality, Ten thousand dollars ($10,000).

Awarded to Julia Keller of Chicago Tribune for her gripping, meticulously reconstructed account of a deadly 10-second tornado that ripped through Utica, Illinois.


Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger presents Julia Keller with the 2005 Pulitzer Prize in Feature Writing.


Also nominated as finalists in this category were: Robin Gaby Fisher of The Star-Ledger, Newark, NJ, for her exhaustive look inside the lives of students at an alternative high school, shattering stereotypes and delineating memorable characters, and Anne Hull of The Washington Post for her clear, sensitive, tirelessly reported stories on what it means to be young and gay in modern America.