The 2006 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Feature Writing

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For a distinguished example of feature writing giving prime consideration to quality of writing, originality and concision, in print or in print and online, Ten thousand dollars ($10,000).

Awarded to Jim Sheeler of Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colorado, for his poignant story on a Marine major who helps the families of comrades killed in Iraq cope with their loss and honor their sacrifice.


Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger (left) presents Jim Sheeler with the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in Feature Writing.


Also nominated as finalists in this category were: Dan Barry of The New York Times for his rich portfolio of pieces capturing slices of life in hurricane-battered New Orleans as well as his own New York City, and Mary Schmich of the Chicago Tribune for her intimate and compelling story about a federal judge whose husband and mother were murdered by an angry former plaintiff.