The complete list of 2013’s Pulitzer Prize winners

And this year, the judges were able to decide on a fiction winner

Since 1917, the Pulitzer Prizes have been honouring excellence in the fields of journalism and the arts across 21 categories. Twenty of these winners win a cash prize of $10,000, while the winner in the Public Service category of the journalism competition–which is always a news organization, rather than an individual–is awarded a gold medal. Winners will receive their awards on May 30th on the Columbia University campus in New York City.

Last year, there was no fiction prize awarded for the first time in 35 years when none of the three finalists received a majority vote from the judges. (2011’s winner was Jennifer Egan for A Visit from the Goon Squad.) This year, however, it looks like the judges could agree that Adam Johnson’s The Orphan Master’s Son took the cake.

Here is the complete list of the winners this year (find the list of all the finalists here):


PUBLIC SERVICE – Sun Sentinel, Fort Lauderdale, FL


INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING – David Barstow and Alejandra Xanic von Bertrab of The New York Times


LOCAL REPORTING – Brad Schrade, Jeremy Olson and Glenn Howatt of the Star Tribune, Minneapolis

NATIONAL REPORTING – Lisa Song, Elizabeth McGowan and David Hasemyer of InsideClimate News, Brooklyn, NY

INTERNATIONAL REPORTING – David Barboza of The New York Times

FEATURE WRITING – John Branch of The New York Times

COMMENTARY – Bret Stephens of The Wall Street Journal

CRITICISM – Philip Kennicott of The Washington Post

EDITORIAL WRITING – Tim Nickens and Daniel Ruth of the Tampa Bay Times, St. Petersburg, FL

EDITORIAL CARTOONING – Steve Sack of the Star Tribune, Minneapolis

BREAKING NEWS PHOTOGRAPHY – Rodrigo Abd, Manu Brabo, Narciso Contreras, Khalil Hamra and Muhammed Muheisen of the Associated Press

FEATURE PHOTOGRAPHY – Javier Manzano, free-lance photographer, Agence France-Presse


FICTION – “The Orphan Master’s Son” by Adam Johnson

DRAMA – “Disgraced” by Ayad Akhtar

HISTORY – “Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America’s Vietnam” by Fredrik Logevall (Random House)

BIOGRAPHY – “The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo” by Tom Reiss (Crown)

POETRY – “Stag’s Leap” by Sharon Olds

GENERAL NONFICTION – “Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America” by Gilbert King (Harper)

MUSIC – “Partita for 8 Voices” by Caroline Shaw, recording released on October 30, 2012 (New Amsterdam Records)

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