For his novel All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr has earned the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, edging out finalists Let Me Be Frank with You by Richard Ford, The Moor’s Account by Laila Lalami, and Lovely, Dark, Deep by Joyce Carol Oates. David I. Kertzer’s The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe took the top prize in the “Biography or Autobiography” category while Digest by Gregory Pardlo, The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert, Between Riverside and Crazy by Stephen Adly Guirgis, and Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People by Elizabeth A. Fenn won the Poetry, General Non-fiction, Drama and History honors, respectively.
For Journalism, the Pulitzer Prize Board laureled Charleston, SC’s The Post and Courier for Public Service, the Seattle Times Staff for Breaking News Reporting, and the New York Times Staff for International Reporting. The New York Times‘ Eric Lipton shared the Investigative Reporting award with the Wall Street Journal Staff, and Rob Kuznia, Rebecca Kimitch and Frank Suraci of the Daily Breeze in Torrance, CA split the Local Reporting prize. Singled out in the Journalism category were: Washington Post‘s Carol D. Leonnig (National Reporting); Diana Marcum of the Los Angeles Times (Feature Writing); Lisa Falkenberg of the Houston Chronicle (Commentary), Mary McNamara of the Los Angeles Times (Criticism), Kathleen Kingsbury of The Boston Globe (Editorial Writing).
Read about last year’s winners here.