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The 2012 Pulitzers - Apparently, Truth is Greater than Fiction


No Pulitzer-winner for fiction was announced. Should we consider it a three-way tie?

The 2012 Pulitzer prizewinners and nominated finalists were announced today, and there was no winner for the Fiction Prize. Last year's winner was Jennifer Egan's A Visit from the Goon Squad.

This year's finalists in fiction were Train Dreams by Denis Johnson, Swamplandia! by Karen Russell, and The Pale King by David Foster Wallace.



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 Service - The Philadelphia Inquirer

Breaking News Reporting - The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News Staff

Investigative Reporting - Matt Apuzzo, Adam Goldman, Eileen Sullivan and Chris Hawley of the Associated Press


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, Penn

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 (Wash.) 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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There's only one "n" in Denis Johnson

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