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2015 Pulitzer Prize Winners are Announced

2015 Pulitzer PrizeThe 2015 Pulitzer prizes, announced on 20th April, 2015 celebrate achievement in newspaper and online journalism, literature, nonfiction and musical composition. The prizes, announced at Columbia University in New York, have been given annually since 1917. The 2015 Pulitzer Prizes were awarded by the Pulitzer Prize Board for work during the 2014 calendar year.

The Los Angeles Times won two awards. Diana Marcum won the Pulitzer for feature writing for her coverage of the California drought. Mary McNamara, the paper’s television critic and culture editor, won the prize for criticism.

The Seattle Times staff won in the breaking news category for its coverage of a landslide that killed 43 people “and the impressive follow-up reporting that explored whether the calamity could have been avoided”.

The music prize was awarded to Julia Wolfe for Anthracite Fields, described as “a powerful oratorio for chorus and sextet evoking Pennsylvania coal-mining life around the turn of the 20th century”.

Here is the full list of Pulitzer Prize winners given below -

2015 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Public Service
The Post and Courier, Charleston, SC
Breaking News Reporting
The Seattle Times Staff
Investigative Reporting
Eric Lipton of The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal Staff
Explanatory Reporting
Zachary R. Mider of Bloomberg News
Local Reporting
Rob Kuznia, Rebecca Kimitch and Frank Suraci of the Daily Breeze, Torrance, CA
National Reporting
Carol D. Leonnig of The Washington Post
International Reporting
The New York Times Staff
Feature Writing
Diana Marcum of the Los Angeles Times
Lisa Falkenberg of the Houston Chronicle
Mary McNamara of the Los Angeles Times
Editorial Writing
Kathleen Kingsbury of The Boston Globe
Editorial Cartooning
Adam Zyglis of The Buffalo News
Breaking News Photography
St. Louis Post-Dispatch Photography Staff
Feature Photography
Daniel Berehulak, freelance photographer, The New York Times
Letters, Drama, and Music
“All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr (Scribner)
“Between Riverside and Crazy” by Stephen Adly Guirgis
“Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People” by Elizabeth A. Fenn (Hill and Wang)
Biography or Autobiography
“The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe” by David I. Kertzer (Random House)
“Digest” by Gregory Pardlo (Four Way Books)
General Nonfiction
“The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History” by Elizabeth Kolbert (Henry Holt)
Anthracite Fields by Julia Wolfe (Red Poppy Music/G. Schirmer, Inc.)

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