Who Won Pulitzer Prizes in 2009?

Pulitzer PrizeApr 20, 2009

Every year since 1917 Pulitzer Prizes are awarded in journalism, letters, drama, and music. Winners receive a $10,000 cash award and a certificate.



Who Won a Pulitzer Prize In 2009?

Breaking News Photography
Patrick Farrell (Images of despair after Hurricane Ike)
Breaking News Reporting
New York Times (Coverage of Eliot Spitzer sex scandal)
Commentary
Eugene Robinson (Columns on the 2008 presidential campaign)
Criticism
Holland Cotter (Reviews of art from Manhattan to China)
Editorial Cartooning
Steve Breen
Editorial Writing
Mark Mahoney (Editorial on the perils of local government secrecy)
Explanatory Reporting
Bettina Boxall (Cost and effectiveness of combatting wildfires in the western U.S.)
and Julie Cart
Feature Photography
Damon Winter (Capturing the facets of Barack Obama's presidential campaign)
Feature Writing
Lane DeGregory (Story of a neglected girl adopted by a family committed to her nurturing)
International Reporting
New York Times (America's deepening challenges in Afghanistan and Pakistan)
Investigative Reporting
David Barstow (Retired generals co-opted by the Pentagon and working as media analysts)
Local Reporting
Ryan Gabrielson (Sherrif's focus on immigration taking away from other aspects of public safety)
and Paul Giblin
Local Reporting
Jim Schaefer (Investigation of Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick)
and M.L. Elrick
National Reporting
St Petersburg Times (For PolitiFact - a fact checking initiative during the 2008 presidential campaign)
Public Service
Alexandra Berzon (Exposing high death rate among construction workers on the Las Vegas Strip)
Biography
Jon Meacham (American Lion: Andrew Jackson In The White House)
Drama
Lynn Nottage (Ruined)
Fiction
Elizabeth Strout (Olive Kitteridge)
General Non-Fiction
Douglas A Blackmon (Slavery By Another Name)
History
Annette Gordon-Reed (The Hemingses Of Monticello)
Music
Steve Reich (Double Sextet)
Poetry
W.S. Merwin (The Shadow Of Sirius)
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