2008 Pulitzer Prizes finally announced

Finally, the Pulitzer Prize winners for 2008 have been announced.

Here are some highlights . . .

The Washington Post won for Public Servic, and their staff for Breaking News Reporting; Walt Bogdanich and Jake Hooker of The New York Times took Investigative Reporting; and Steve Fainaru of The Washington Post won International Reporting while Gene Weingarten (same publication) took Feature Writing.

The Washington Post took several other categories, as well.

Other publications winning a Pulitzer or two included: The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Investor’s Business Daily, Reuters (for photography) and The Concord Monitor.

Interestingly, there was no award given for Editorial Writing.

Works outside of Journalism were awarded, as always.

The Fiction Pulitzer was given to Junot Diaz for “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.”

Drama was awarded to “August: Osage County,” by Tracy Letts.

David Lang’s “The Little Match Girl Passion” took the Music category.

Intriguing selections, overall, I thought.

To see the full list, visit the Pulitzer Web site.

PHOTO: Winner of the Fiction Pulitzer, Diaz’s novel. I’ve actually been eying it up at work. Now I have a decent excuse to buy it! (Thanks, B&N.com, for the cover shot)

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Filed under Investor's Business Daily, Pulitzer Prize, Reuters, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, The Concord Monitor, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, The New York Times, The Washington Post

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