The Pulitzer Prizes are awarded annually for achievement in newspaper journalism, literature, and musical competition in the United States. The 2010 awards were announced earlier today in a variety of categories.
Fiction: Tinkers by Paul Harding
History: The Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World by Liaquat Ahamed
Biography: The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt by T.J. Stiles
Drama: Next to Normal by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey
Poetry: Versed by Rae Armantrout
General Nonfiction: The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and Its Dangerous Legacy by David E. Hoffman
Music: Violin Concerto by Jennifer Higdon
There was also a special citation given posthumously to country music icon Hank Williams.
For a full list of award winners and finalists, and to learn more about the history of the award, visit the Pulitzer Prizes website.