The 2019 Pulitzer Prize Winners Announced

Columbia University today announced the 2019 Pulitzer Prizes, awarded on the recommendation of the Pulitzer Prize Board.

April 15, 2019


Public Service
South Florida Sun Sentinel

Breaking News
Reporting Staff of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Investigative Reporting
Matt Hamilton, Harriet Ryan and Paul Pringle of the Los Angeles Times

Explanatory Reporting
David Barstow, Susanne Craig and Russ Buettner of The New York Times

Local Reporting
Staff of The Advocate, Baton Rouge, La.

National Reporting
Staff of The Wall Street Journal

International Reporting
Maggie Michael, Maad al-Zikry and Nariman El-Mofty of Associated Press and Staff of Reuters, with notable contributions from Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo

Feature Writing
Hannah Dreier of ProPublica

Commentary Tony
Messenger of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Carlos Lozada of The Washington Post

Editorial Writing
Brent Staples of The New York Times

Editorial Cartooning
Darrin Bell, freelancer

Breaking News Photography
Photography Staff of Reuters

Feature Photography
Lorenzo Tugnoli of The Washington Post

Letters, Drama and Music

The Overstory by Richard Powers (W.W. Norton)

Fairview by Jackie Sibblies Drury

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom by David W. Blight (Simon & Schuster)

The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke by Jeffrey C. Stewart (Oxford University Press)

Be With by Forrest Gander (New Directions)

General Nonfiction
Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America by Eliza Griswold (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

prism by Ellen Reid, premiered by the Los Angeles Opera on November 29, 2018.

Special Citations

Capital Gazette, Annapolis, Md.

Aretha Franklin