Korean-American writer John J. Kim, whose photo is shown on the left, Mark Konkol and Frank Main of the Chicago Sun-Times received the award in the local reporting category for their documentation of crime-ridden Chicago neighborhoods. The Pulitzer Board
gave awards on Monday.
A Korean-American writer was among awardees of the 2011 Pulitzer Awards announced Monday.
John J. Kim of The Chicago Sun-Times received the award in the local reporting category for their documentation of crime-ridden Chicago neighborhoods. He shared the prize with staff writers Mark Konkol and Frank Main.
The Pulitzer Board gave awards in 13 out of 14 categories for journalism and in seven categories for the arts. The results were announced Monday in New York.
The Los Angeles Times won a Pulitzer Prize for public service for revealing that politicians in a small, working-class California city were paying themselves exorbitant salaries. But for the first time in the Pulitzers' 95-year history, no award was given in the category of breaking news ― the bread-and-butter of daily journalism.
Chicago native Jennifer Egan's novel ``A Visit From the Goon Squad'' won the prize for fiction, honored for its ``big-hearted curiosity about cultural change at warp speed.''
Bruce Norris won the drama prize for ``Clybourne Park,'' which imagines what might have happened to the family that moved out of the house in the fictitious Chicago neighborhood where Lorraine Hansberry's Younger clan is headed by the end of her 1959 play ``A Raisin in the Sun.''
The Pulitzer for history as awarded to ``The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery'' by Eric Foner, while the biography prize went to ``Washington: A Life,'' by Ron Chernow, ``a sweeping, authoritative portrait'' of George Washington. Kay Ryan's ``The Best of It: New and Selected Poems'' won the poetry prize.
In other journalism awards, the nonprofit ProPublica won its first outright Pulitzer for national reporting. Reporters Jesse Eisinger and Jake Bernstein were cited for exposing questionable Wall Street practices that contributed to the economic meltdown. The judges cited their use of digital media to help explain the complex subject.