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The Post and Courier of Charleston, South Carolina, won the Pulitzer Prize in public service on Monday for a series on domestic abuse in the state.

The Seattle Times won the award in breaking news for its digital coverage of a mudslide in Washington state that killed 43 people, and The New York Times won three Pulitzers for investigative reporting, international reporting and photography.

The awards, American journalism's highest honor, recognize various categories of reporting, photography and opinion writing, as well as editorial cartooning. The prizes also honor drama, music and fiction and non-fiction books.

The full list of winners:


  • Public Service: The Post and Courier of Charleston, South Carolina
  • Breaking News Reporting: The Seattle Times staff
  • Investigative Reporting: Eric Lipton of The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal staff
  • Explanatory Reporting: Zachary R. Mider of Bloomberg News
  • Local Reporting: Rob Kuznia, Rebecca Kimitch and Frank Suraci of the Daily Breeze of Torrance, California
  • National Reporting: Carol D. Leonnig of The Washington Post
  • International Reporting: The New York Times staff
  • Feature Writing: Diana Marcum of the Los Angeles Times
  • Commentary: Lisa Falkenberg of the Houston Chronicle
  • Criticism: Mary McNamara of the Los Angeles Times
  • Editorial Writing: Kathleen Kingsbury of The Boston Globe
  • Editorial Cartooning: Adam Zyglis of The Buffalo News
  • Breaking News Photography: St. Louis Post-Dispatch photography staff
  • Feature Photography: Daniel Berehulak, freelance photographer, The New York Times

Letters and Drama

  • Fiction: "All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr (Scribner)
  • Drama: "Between Riverside and Crazy" by Stephen Adly Guirgis
  • History: "Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People" by Elizabeth A. Fenn (Hill and Wang)
  • Biography: "The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe" by David I. Kertzer (Random House)
  • Poetry: "Digest" by Gregory Pardlo (Four Way Books)
  • General Nonfiction: "The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History" by Elizabeth Kolbert (Henry Holt)


  • "Anthracite Fields" by Julia Wolfe (G. Schirmer Inc.)
— The Associated Press