2009 Pulitzer Prize winners announced

Thomas Q. Johnson

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The recipients of this year’s Pulitzer Prize were announced earlier this afternoon at Colombia University in New York City. This highly coveting annual prize is given in works from a variety of fields including journalism, literature, theater and music. A full list of the winners along with samples can be found on the Pulitzer website.

 

Some of this year’s winners included:

Breaking News Reporting – The New York Times for their coverage of the sex scandal that eventually caused the resignation of Governor Spitzer

Editorial Cartooning – Steve Breen of the San Diego Union-Tribune

Fiction – "Olive Kitteridge", a collection of short stories by Elizabeth Strout

Poetry – "The Shadow of Sirius" by W.S. Merwin

Music – "Double Sextet" by Steve Reich (Kanye foiled again! not enough piano)