2003 Finalists

Letters, Drama, and Music

Fiction
Servants of the Map: Stories by Andrea Barrett (W.W. Norton)

You Are Not a Stranger Here by Adam Haslett (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday)
Drama
Take Me Out by Richard Greenberg

The Goat or Who is Sylvia? by Edward Albee
History
At the Hands of Persons Unknown: The Lynching of Black America by Philip Dray (Random House)

Rereading Sex: Battles Over Sexual Knowledge and Suppression in Nineteenth Century America by Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz (Alfred A. Knopf)
Biography or Autobiography
The Fly Swatter by Nicholas Dawidoff (Pantheon Books)

Beethoven: The Music and the Life by Lewis Lockwood (W.W. Norton)
Poetry
Music Like Dirt by Frank Bidart (Sarabande Books)

Hazmat by J.D. McClatchy (Alfred A.Knopf)
General Nonfiction
The Blank Slate: the Modern Denial of Human Nature by Steven Pinker (Viking)

The Anthropology of Turquoise: Meditations on Landscape, Art, and Spirit by Ellen Meloy (Pantheon Books)
Music
Three Tales by Steve Reich (Boosey & Hawkes)
Premiered on May 31, 2002, at the Spoleto Festival USA, Charleston, S.C.

Camp Songs by Paul Schoenfeld
Commissioned by Music of Remembrance and premiered on April 7, 2002 at MOR's Holocaust Remembrance concert, Not In Vain!, at Benaroya Hall, Seattle, Wash.

Journalism

Public Service
The Detroit News
For the work of Norman Sinclair, Ronald Hansen and Melvin Claxton that revealed dangerous defects and spurred changes in a criminal justice system that allowed lawbreakers to get away with everything from petty theft to murder.

Pensacola (FL) News Journal
For its uncommon courage in publishing stories that exposed a culture of corruption in Escambia County, Fla., and resulted in the indictment of four of five county commissioners.
Breaking News Reporting
Staff of The Baltimore Sun
For its compelling and comprehensive coverage of the sniper killings that terrorized the Washington-Baltimore region.

Staff of The Seattle Times
For its enterprising coverage of the many local connections to the ex-soldier and his teenage companion arrested in the sniper attacks in the Washington, D.C. region.
Investigative Reporting
Alan Miller and Kevin Sack of Los Angeles Times
For their revelatory and moving examination of a military aircraft, nicknamed "The Widow Maker," that was linked to the deaths of 45 pilots. (Moved by the Board to the National Reporting category, where it was also entered.)

Staff of The Seattle Times
For its outstanding blend of investigation and evocative storytelling that showed how a footloose Algerian boy evolved into a terrorist.
Explanatory Reporting
Jim Haner, John B. O'Donnell and Kimberly A. C. Wilson of The Baltimore Sun
For "Justice Undone," their in-depth examination of the city's disturbingly low conviction rate in murder cases.

Staff of Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
For its painstaking explanation of chroni'wasting disease among deer in Wisconsin, and the impact of the affliction on the state's citizens, communities and culture.
Beat Reporting
Cameron W. Barr of The Christian Science Monitor
For the extraordinary clarity, diversity and context in his ongoing coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

David Cay Johnston of The New York Times
For his stories that displayed exquisite command of complicated U.S. tax laws and of how corporations and invidiuals twist them to their advantage.
National Reporting
Staff of Chicago Tribune
For its engrossing exploration of the fall of Arthur Andersen, a once proud accounting firm.

Anne Hull of The Washington Post
For "Rim of the New World," her masterful accounts of young immigrants coming of age in the American South.

Staff of The New York Times
For its tenaciously reported and clearly written stories that exposed and explained corruption in corporate America.
International Reporting
Alix M. Freedman and Steve Stecklow of The Wall Street Journal
For their remarkable reports revealing little-known ways that Saddam Hussein profited from the United Nations sanctions meant to punish him.

R.C. Longworth of Chicago Tribune
For "A Fraying Alliance," his perceptive series on emerging tensions between the United States and Europe.
Feature Writing
Connie Schultz of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, OH
For her moving story about a wrongfully convicted man who refused to succumb to anger or bitterness.

David Stabler of The Oregonian, Portland, OR
For his sensitive, sometimes surprising chronicle of a teenage prodigy's struggle with a musical talent that proved to be both a gift and a problem.
Commentary
Edward Achorn of The Providence Journal
For his clear, tenacious call to action against government corruption in Rhode Island.

Mark Holmberg of Richmond Times-Dispatch
For his thought provoking, strongly reported columns on a broad range of topics.
Criticism
John King of San Francisco Chronicle
For his perceptive, passionate criticism of architecture and urban design and their impact on life in his city.

Nicolai Ouroussoff of Los Angeles Times
For his commanding reviews and essays on architectural development and preservation in an ever-evolving city.
Editorial Writing
Robert L. Pollock of The Wall Street Journal
For his clear, compelling editorials on the Food and Drug Administration's delay in approval of new cancer drugs.

Linda Valdez of The Arizona Republic Phoenix
For her passionate, persuasive editorials on illegal immigrants and on the state's flawed justice of the peace courts.
Editorial Cartooning
Rex Babin of The Sacramento Bee
For his arresting cartoons on a broad range of subjects, drawn with simple eye-catching imagery.

Clay Bennett of The Christian Science Monitor
For his provocative portfolio of cartoons marked by clarity and simplicity.
Breaking News Photography
Carolyn Cole of Los Angeles Times
For her extraordinarily intimate depiction of the siege of the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem.

Photography Staff of The Washington Times
For its vivid capturing of the events and emotions stirred by the sniper killings in the Washington, D.C., region.
Feature Photography
Matt Black, freelance photographer of Los Angeles Times
For his striking images that documented the little known legacy of black sharecroppers who migrated to California's San Joaquin Valley during the Depression.

Brad Clift of Hartford Courant
For "Heroin Town," his dramatic pictures that spotlighted heroin addiction in a Connecticut city and helped produce positive change.