Winners: 2006 Pulitzer Prizes
The 2006 Pulitzer Prize winners, announced Monday:
PUBLIC SERVICE — Two Prizes: The Sun Herald of Biloxi, Miss., and The Times-Picayune of New Orleans.
BREAKING NEWS REPORTING — Staff of The Times-Picayune of New Orleans.
INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING — Susan Schmidt, James V. Grimaldi and R. Jeffrey Smith of The Washington Post.
EXPLANATORY REPORTING — David Finkel of The Washington Post.
BEAT REPORTING — Dana Priest of The Washington Post.
NATIONAL REPORTING — Two Prizes: James Risen and Eric Lichtblau of The New York Times and the staffs of The San Diego Union-Tribune and Copley News Service.
INTERNATIONAL REPORTING — Joseph Kahn and Jim Yardley of The New York Times.
FEATURE WRITING — Jim Sheeler of the Rocky Mountain News of Denver, Colo.
COMMENTARY — Nicholas D. Kristof of The New York Times.
CRITICISM — Robin Givhan of The Washington Post.
EDITORIAL WRITING — Rick Attig and Doug Bates of The (Portland) Oregonian.
EDITORIAL CARTOONING — Mike Luckovich of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
BREAKING NEWS PHOTOGRAPHY — Staff of The Dallas Morning News.
FEATURE PHOTOGRAPHY — Todd Heisler of the Rocky Mountain News of Denver, Colo.
FICTION — "March," by Geraldine Brooks (Viking)
DRAMA — No Award
HISTORY — "Polio: An American Story," by David M. Oshinsky (Oxford University Press)
BIOGRAPHY — "American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer," by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin (Alfred A. Knopf)
POETRY — "Late Wife," by Claudia Emerson (Louisiana State University Press)
GENERAL NON-FICTION — "Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain's Gulag in Kenya," by Caroline Elkins (Henry Holt)
MUSIC — Piano Concerto: 'Chiavi in Mano,' by Yehudi Wyner (Associated Music Publishers)
— Edmund S. Morgan, honored for what Pulitzer officials described as "his creative and deeply influential body of work as an American historian that spans the last half century."
— Thelonious Monk, honored posthumously for "a body of distinguished and innovative musical composition that has had a significant and enduring impact on the evolution of jazz."