2008 Pulitzer Prize Winners
PUBLIC SERVICE: The Washington Post for coverage of poor treatment of wounded veterans at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
BREAKING NEWS REPORTING: The Washington Post for coverage of Virginia Tech shooting rampage.
INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING: The New York Times and Chicago Tribune for exposure of hazardous consumer products.
EXPLANATORY REPORTING: Amy Harmon, The New York Times, for coverage of dilemmas that accompany genetic testing.
LOCAL REPORTING: David Umhoefer, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, for his investigation of a local pension scandal.
NATIONAL REPORTING: Jo Becker and Barton Gellman, The Washington Post, for coverage of Vice President Dick Cheney's role in shaping national policy.
INTERNATIONAL REPORTING: Steve Fainaru, The Washington Post, for reports on private armies in Iraq.
FEATURE WRITING: Gene Weingarten, The Washington Post, for coverage of a virtuoso violinist's anonymous subway performance.
COMMENTARY: Steven Pearlstein, The Washington Post, on the spread of "loosey-goosey" lending.
CRITICISM: Mark Feeney, The Boston Globe, on the visual arts.
EDITORIAL CARTOONING: Michael Ramirez, Investor's Business Daily.
BREAKING NEWS PHOTOGRAPHY: Adrees Latif, Reuters, for image of the fatal shooting of a fellow journalist during a protest in Burma.
FEATURE PHOTOGRAPHY: Preston Gannaway, the Concord (N.H.) Monitor, for an intimate look at a family coping with a parent's terminal illness.
FICTION: "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao," by Junot Díaz (Riverhead Hardcover).
DRAMA: "August: Osage County," by Tracy Letts.
HISTORY: "What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848," by Daniel Walker Howe (Oxford U. Press).
BIOGRAPHY: "Eden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father," by John Matteson (W.W. Norton).
POETRY: "Time and Materials," by Robert Hass; "Failure" by Philip Schultz.
GENERAL NONFICTION: "The Years of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945," by Saul Friedlander (HarperCollins).
MUSIC: "The Little Match Girl Passion," by David Lang.
SPECIAL MUSIC CITATION: Bob Dylan.