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.


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