2016 Pulitzer Prize Winners

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The Associated Press won the Pulitzer Prize for public service for investigation into the use of slave labor across the seafood industry in Southeast Asia traced how that very seafood was then sold across supermarkets and restaurants in the United States. The Sympathizer, a debut novel of Vietnamese American professor Viet Thanh Nguyen has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

Category Winners
Public Service  Associated Press
Breaking News Reporting  Los Angeles Times Staff
Investigative Reporting  Leonora LaPeter Anton and Anthony Cormier of the Tampa Bay Times and Michael Braga of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.
Explanatory Reporting  T. Christian Miller of ProPublica and Ken Armstrong of The Marshall Project.
Local Reporting Michael LaForgia, Cara Fitzpatrick and Lisa Gartner of Tampa Bay Times
National Reporting The Washington Post Staff
International Reporting Alissa J. Rubin of The New York Times
Feature Writing Kathryn Schulz of The New Yorker
Commentary  Farah Stockman of The Boston Globe
Criticism Emily Nussbaum of The New Yorker
Editorial Writing John Hackworth and Brian Gleason of Sun Newspapers, Charlotte Harbor, FL
Editorial Cartooning Jack Ohman of The Sacramento Bee
Breaking News Photography

♦ Mauricio Lima, Sergey Ponomarev, Tyler Hicks and Daniel Etter of The New York Times

♦ Photography Staff of Thomson Reuters

Feature Photography  Jessica Rinaldi of The Boston Globe


Category Winners
Fiction  The Sympathizer, by Viet Thanh Nguyen (Grove Press)
Drama Hamilton, by Lin-Manuel Miranda
History   Custer's Trials:A Life on the Frontier of a New America, by T.J. Stiles (Alfred A. Knopf)
Biography or Autobiography  Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life, by William Finnegan (Penguin Press)
Poetry  Ozone Journal, by Peter Balakian (University of Chicago Press)
General Nonfiction   Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS, by Joby Warrick (Doubleday)
Music In for a Penny, In for a Pound, by Henry Threadgill (Pi Recordings)

Pulitzer Prize

The Pulitzer Prize  is an award that honours the extraordinary work in US journalism, drama, literature and other areas. It also brings welcome attention and recognition to newspapers and websites in the United States.

It was established in 1917 by provisions in the will of American (Hungarian-born) Joseph Pulitzer who had made his fortune as a newspaper publisher, and is administered by Columbia University in New York City.

Prizes are awarded yearly in twenty-one categories. In twenty of the categories, each winner receives a certificate and a US$10,000 cash award. The winner in the public service category of the journalism competition is awarded a gold medal.

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