2001 Pulitzer Prize winners


Public Service: The New York Times, for "A Nation Challenged," a special section on the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks

Breaking News: The Wall Street Journal, for publishing Sept. 12 after evacuating offices blocks from the World Trade Center

Investigative Reporting: Sari Horwitz, Scott Higham, Sarah Cohen, The Washington Post, for a series on Washington's child-welfare services

Explanatory Reporting: The New York Times staff, for coverage of global terrorism

Beat Reporting: Gretchen Morgenson, The New York Times

National Reporting: The Washington Post staff, for the war on terrorism

International Reporting: Barry Bearak, The New York Times, for coverage of Afghanistan

Feature Writing: Barry Siegel, The Los Angeles Times

Commentary: Thomas Friedman, The New York Times

Criticism: Justin Davidson, Newsday, Long Island, N.Y.

Editorial Writing: Alex Raksin and Bob Sipchen, The Los Angeles Times

Editorial Cartooning: Clay Bennett, The Christian Science Monitor

Spot News Photography: The New York Times, for Sept. 11

Feature Photography: The New York Times


Fiction: Richard Russo, "Empire Falls"

Drama: Suzan-Lori Parks, "Topdog/Underdog"

History: Louis Menand, "The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America"

Biography: David McCullough, "John Adams"

Poetry: Carl Dennis, "Practical Gods"

General Nonfiction: Diane McWhorter, "Carry Me Home: Birmingham, Alabama, the Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution"

Music: Henry Brant, "Ice Field"

– Associated Press

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