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The winners of this year's Pulitzer Prizes were announced this afternoon, in all 21 categories, meaning that there were no surprise non-winners in the fiction category like last year. Here's the list via Pulitzer's website, where you can also see the finalists.


Public Service The Sun Sentinel for an investigation of recklessly speeding off duty police officers.

Breaking News Reporting The Denver Post staff for their coverage of the Aurora Colorado shootings at The Dark Knight Rises.

Investigative Reporting David Barstow and Alejandra Xanic von Bertrab of The New York Times for their stories on Wal-Mart in Mexico. 

Explanatory Reporting The New York Times staff for its reports on Apple and other tech companies. 

Local Reporting Brad Schrade, Jeremy Olson and Glenn Howatt of The Star Tribune for reports on infant deaths in day-care homes. 

National Reporting Lisa Song, Elizabeth McGowan and David Hasemyer of InsideClimate News, Brooklyn, NY for their reports on regulation of the country's oil pipeline. 

International Reporting David Barboza of The New York Times for his work on corruption in the Chinese government. 

Feature Writing John Branch of The New York Times for "Snow Fall," his story about the avalanche at Tunnel Creek. 

Commentary Bret Stephens of The Wall Street Journal for columns on politics and foreign policy. 

Criticism Philip Kennicott of The Washington Post for his art criticism. 

Editorial Writing Tim Nickens and Daniel Ruth of the Tampa Bay Times for what is described as their "diligent campaign that helped reverse a decision to end fluoridation of the water supply for the 700,000 residents of the newspaper’s home county." 

Editorial Cartooning Steve Sack of The Star Tribune for his "diverse collection of cartoons." 

Breaking News Photography Rodrigo Abd, Manu Brabo, Narciso Contreras, Khalil Hamra and Muhammed Muheisen of the Associated Press for their coverage of the Civil War in Syria. 

Feature Photography Javier Manzano, freelance photography Agence France-Presse for his photo of two Syrian rebel soldiers. 

Letters, Music, and Drama

Fiction The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson 
A novel about North Korea. 

Drama Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar
Ayad Akhtar's play is about a Pakistani-American corporate lawyer's dinner party

History Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam by Fredrik Logevall
Logevall writes about the French and American history in Vietnam from 1919 to 1959.

Biography or Autobiography The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo by Tom Reiss 
The biography of Alexandre Dumas' father, who inspired the author's work. 

Poetry Stag's Leap by Sharon Olds
Poems, which per the Pulitzer site "examine love, sorrow and the limits of self-knowledge." 

General Nonfiction Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America by Gilbert King
A book about four black men falsely accused of rape in 1949 in a Florida town. 

Music Partita for 8 Voices by Caroline Shaw
An a cappella piece that, according to the Pulitzer site combines "speech, whispers, sighs, murmurs, wordless melodies and novel vocal effects" 

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