By Stephan Lee
April 16, 2012 at 07:19 PM EDT

The 2012 winners of the Pulitzer Prize, celebrating achievement in newspaper and online journalism, literature, nonfiction and musical composition, were announced this afternoon in New York City. For the first time since 1977, the Pulitzer judges have opted not to award a prize in fiction. See the list of winners below:


Fiction No award

Drama Water by the Spoonful by Quiara Alegría Hudes

History Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention, by the late Manning Marable (Viking)

Biography George F. Kennan: An American Life, by John Lewis Gaddis (The Penguin Press)

Poetry Life on Mars by Tracy K. Smith (Graywolf Press)

General Nonfiction The Swerve: How the World Became Modern, by Stephen Greenblatt (W.W. Norton and Company)

Music Silent Night: Opera in Two Acts by Kevin Puts (Aperto Press)


Public ServiceThe Philadelphia Inquirer

Breaking News ReportingThe Tuscaloosa News staff

Investigative Reporting – Matt Apuzzo, Adam Goldman, Eileen Sullivan and Chris Hawley of the Associated Press and Michael J. Berens and Ken Armstrong of The Seattle Times

Explanatory Reporting – David Kocieniewski of The New York Times

Local Reporting – Sara Ganim and members of The Patriot-News staff, Harrisburg, Pa.

National Reporting – David Wood of The Huffington Post

International Reporting – Jeffrey Gettleman of The New York Times

Feature Writing – Eli Sanders of The Stranger, a Seattle weekly

Commentary – Mary Schmich of the Chicago Tribune

Criticism -Wesley Morris of The Boston Globe

Editorial Writing – No award

Editorial Cartooning – Matt Wuerker of POLITICO

Breaking News Photography – Massoud Hossaini of Agence France-Presse

Feature Photography – Craig F. Walker of The Denver Post

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