Pulitzer Prize Winners Announced

12:37 PM PST 04/14/2014 by The Associated Press
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Among the winners were The Washington Post's and The Guardian's Edward Snowden-NSA stories and Donna Tartt's novel "The Goldfinch."

The Washington Post and the Guardian have won Pulitzer Prizes in public service for revealing the massive U.S. government surveillance effort.

The awards, American journalism's highest honor, were announced Monday.

The newspapers' disclosures about the National Security Agency's spy programs show the government has collected information about millions of Americans' phone calls and emails based on its classified interpretations of laws passed after the Sept. 11 attacks.

The stories are based on thousands of documents handed over by NSA leaker Edward Snowden.

The Boston Globe has been awarded a Pulitzer Prize in breaking news, and The New York Times has won two Pulitzers in photography categories.

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Full list of the Pulitzer Prize winners

JOURNALISM

Public Service: The Guardian US and The Washington Post

Breaking News Reporting: The Boston Globe staff

Investigative Reporting: Chris Hamby of The Center for Public Integrity, Washington, D.C.

Explanatory Reporting: Eli Saslow of The Washington Post

Local Reporting: Will Hobson and Michael LaForgia of the Tampa Bay Times

National Reporting: David Philipps of The Gazette, Colorado Springs, Colo.

International Reporting: Jason Szep and Andrew R.C. Marshall of Reuters

Feature Writing: No award

Commentary: Stephen Henderson of the Detroit Free Press

Criticism: Inga Saffron of The Philadelphia Inquirer

Editorial Writing: Editorial staff of The Oregonian, Portland

Editorial Cartooning: Kevin Siers of The Charlotte Observer

Breaking News Photography: Tyler Hicks of The New York Times

Feature Photography: Josh Haner of The New York Times

LETTERS AND DRAMA

Fiction: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (Little, Brown)

Drama: The Flick by Annie Baker

History: The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832 by Alan Taylor (W.W. Norton)

Biography: Margaret Fuller: A New American Life by Megan Marshall (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Poetry: 3 Sections by Vijay Seshadri (Graywolf Press)

General Nonfiction: Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation by Dan Fagin (Bantam Books)

MUSIC

"Become Ocean" by John Luther Adams, premiered on June 20, 2013, by the Seattle Symphony (Taiga Press/Theodore Front Musical Literature)

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