No Fiction Pulitzer Awarded for First Time in 35 Years

Huffington Post, AP, Philadelphia Inquirer , NYT all score prizes
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 16, 2012 2:49 PM CDT
2012 Pulitzers Announced
Pedestrians walk past a newspaper vending machine as it lies next to the PNI Building, which houses the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News March 13, 2006 in Philadelphia.   (Getty Images)

The 2012 Pulitzer Prizes are out, and for the first time in 35 years a Pulitzer for fiction is not among them, reports the AP, which itself snagged an award for its series on NYPD spying. Without further ado, the list of winners:

  • Public service: Philadelphia Inquirer
  • Breaking news reporting: The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News staff
  • Investigative reporting: Matt Apuzzo, Adam Goldman, Eileen Sullivan and Chris Hawley of the AP, and Michael J. Berens and Ken Armstrong of the Seattle Times
  • Explanatory reporting: David Kocieniewski of the New York Times

  • Local reporting: Sara Ganim and members of the Patriot-News staff, Harrisburg, Pa.
  • National reporting: David Wood of the Huffington Post
  • International reporting: Jeffrey Gettleman of the New York Times
  • Feature writing: Eli Sanders of The Stranger
  • Commentary: Mary Schmich of the Chicago Tribune
  • Breaking news photography: Massoud Hossaini of AFP
  • Feature photography: Craig F. Walker of the Denver Post
  • Drama: Water by the Spoonful by Quiara Alegra Hudes
  • History: Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention by the late Manning Marable
  • Biography: George F. Kennan: An American Life by John Lewis Gaddis
  • Poetry: Life on Mars by Tracy K. Smith
(More Pulitzer Prize stories.)

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