The 2011 Pulitzer Prize winners

April 19, 2011

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Public service: Los Angeles Times

Breaking news reporting: No award

Investigative reporting: Paige St. John of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Explanatory reporting: Mark Johnson, Kathleen Gallagher, Gary Porter, Lou Saldivar, and Alison Sherwood of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Local reporting: Frank Main, Mark Konkol, and John J. Kim of the Chicago Sun-Times

National reporting: Jesse Eisinger and Jake Bernstein of ProPublica

International reporting: Clifford J. Levy and Ellen Barry of The New York Times

Feature writing: Amy Ellis Nutt of The Star-Ledger, Newark

Commentary: David Leonhardt of The New York Times

Criticism: Sebastian Smee of The Boston Globe

Editorial writing: Joseph Rago of The Wall Street Journal

Editorial cartooning: Mike Keefe of The Denver Post

Breaking news photography: Carol Guzy, Nikki Kahn, and Ricky Carioti of The Washington Post

Feature photography: Barbara Davidson of the Los Angeles Times

Fiction: “A Visit from the Goon Squad’’ by Jennifer Egan (Alfred A. Knopf)

Drama: “Clybourne Park’’ by Bruce Norris

History: “The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery’’ by Eric Foner (W.W. Norton & Co.)

Biography: “Washington: A Life’’ by Ron Chernow (Penguin Press)

Poetry: “The Best of It: New and Selected Poems’’ by Kay Ryan (Grove)

General nonfiction: “The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer’’ by Siddhartha Mukherjee (Scribner)

Music: “Madame White Snake’’ by Zhou Long, premiered Feb. 26, 2010, by the Boston Opera at the Cutler Majestic Theatre