The 2007 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Criticism

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For distinguished criticism, in print or in print and online, Ten thousand dollars ($10,000).

Awarded to Jonathan Gold of LA Weekly for his zestful, wide ranging restaurant reviews, expressing the delight of an erudite eater.

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Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger (left) presents Jonathan Gold with the 2007 Pulitzer Prize in Criticism.

Finalists

Also nominated as finalists in this category were: Christopher Knight of the Los Angeles Times for his pieces on art that reflect meticulous reporting, aesthetic judgment and authoritative voice, and Mark Swed of the Los Angeles Times for his passionate music criticism, marked by resonant writing and an ability to give life to the people behind a performance.