Eugene Robinson Wins Pulitzer Prize
Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson, historian Annette Gordon-Reed and playwright Lynn Nottage win Pulitzer prizes for their work.
Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and historian Annette Gordon-Reed win Pulitzer prizes for their work. Robinson won for the columns he wrote during the 2008 presidential campaign and Gordon-Reed was awarded for her book The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family. Playwright Lynn Nottage won the prize for Drama for her play Ruined, about life in the wartime Congo
The winners of the 2009 Pulitzer Prizes announced Monday:
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.
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.
Double Sextet by Steve Reich, premiered March 26, 2008 in Richmond, VA (Boosey & Hawkes).
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