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Here Are The Winners Of The 2017 Pulitzer Prizes

<em>The Washington Post</em>'s David Fahrenthold (center) learns he won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting, surrounded by his colleagues in the newsroom Monday.
<em>The Washington Post</em>'s David Fahrenthold (center) learns he won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting, surrounded by his colleagues in the newsroom Monday.

For a centenarian, appears to be as spry as ever.

Now in its 101st year, the prestigious prize recognized writers, artists and musicians of nearly every bent — from breaking news and cartooning, to fiction and drama. At a New York City ceremony Monday, Pulitzer Prize Administrator Mike Pride announced the 21 winners of the 2017 award.

Below, you can find a list of this year's winners, linked to their winning works where available. You can also find the finalists — whose names were not released until Monday — right here.


Journalism

  • Public Service: The staff of theNew York Daily News and ProPublica.
  • Breaking News Reporting: The staff ofEast Bay Times.
  • Investigative Reporting: Eric Eyre, the Charleston Gazette-Mail.
  • Explanatory Reporting: T, by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, McClatchy and the Miami Herald.
  • Local Reporting: The staff of The Salt Lake Tribune.
  • National Reporting: David Fahrenthold, The Washington Post.
  • International Reporting: The staff of The New York Times.
  • Feature Writing: C.J. Chivers of The New York Times.
  • Commentary: Peggy Noonan, The Wall Street Journal.
  • Criticism: Hilton Als, The New Yorker.
  • Editorial Writing: Art Cullen, The Storm Lake Times.
  • Editorial Cartooning: Jim Morin, Miami Herald.
  • Breaking News Photography: Daniel Berehulak, The New York Times.
  • Feature Photography: E. Jason Wambsgans, Chicago Tribune.
  • Tavon Tanner tears up before his surgery at Lurie Children's Hospital in October 2016. This photograph is part of the <em>Chicago</em> <em>Tribune </em>series that earned E. Jason Wambsgans the 2017 Pulitzer Prize.
    / E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune/Courtesy of Columbia University
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    Tavon Tanner tears up before his surgery at Lurie Children's Hospital in October 2016. This photograph is part of the <em>Chicago</em> <em>Tribune </em>series that earned E. Jason Wambsgans the 2017 Pulitzer Prize.

    Letters, Drama And Music

  • Fiction: The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead.
  • Drama: Sweat, by Lynn Nottage.
  • History: Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy, by Heather Ann Thompson.
  • Biography or Autobiography: The Return, by Hisham Matar.
  • Poetry: Olio, by Tyehimba Jess.
  • General Nonfiction: Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, by Matthew Desmond.
  • Music: Angel's Bone, by Du Yun.
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