The winners of the 2009 Pulitzer Prizes announced Monday:

JOURNALISM:

Public Service: The Las Vegas Sun.

Breaking News Reporting: The New York Times staff.

Investigative Reporting: David Barstow of The New York Times.

Explanatory Reporting: Bettina Boxall and Julie Cart of the Los Angeles Times.

Local Reporting: Jim Schaefer, M.L. Elrick and staff of the Detroit Free Press; and Ryan Gabrielson and Paul Giblin of the East Valley Tribune in Mesa, Ariz.

National Reporting: St. Petersburg Times staff.

International Reporting: The New York Times Staff.

Feature Writing: Lane DeGregory of the St. Petersburg Times.

Commentary: Eugene Robinson of The Washington Post.

Criticism: Holland Cotter of The New York Times.

Editorial Writing: Mark Mahoney of The Post-Star, Glens Falls, N.Y.

Editorial Cartooning: Steve Breen of The San Diego Union-Tribune.

Breaking News Photography: Patrick Farrell of The Miami Herald.

Feature Photography: Damon Winter of The New York Times.

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ARTS:

Fiction: "Olive Kitteridge" by Elizabeth Strout.

Drama: "Ruined" by Lynn Nottage.

History: "The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family" by Annette Gordon-Reed.

Biography: "American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House" by Jon Meacham.

Poetry: "The Shadow of Sirius" by W. S. Merwin.

General Nonfiction: "Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II" by Douglas A. Blackmon.

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MUSIC:

Double Sextet by Steve Reich, premiered March 26, 2008 in Richmond, VA (Boosey & Hawkes).

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