Feature Writing:
Fatal Distraction by Gene Weingarten


"For his haunting story about parents, from varying walks of life, who accidentally kill their children by forgetting them in cars."

Sarah Kaufman

"For her refreshingly imaginative approach to dance criticism, illuminating a range of issues and topics with provocative comments and original insights."

The following articles were submitted:

International Reporting:
Anthony Shadid


"For his rich, beautifully written series on Iraq as the United States departs and its people and leaders struggle to deal with the legacy of war and to shape the nation’s future."

The following stories were submitted:

Kathleen Parker

"For her perceptive, often witty columns on an array of political and moral issues, gracefully sharing the experiences and values that lead her to unpredictable conclusions."

The following stories were submitted:

Finalist, National Reporting:
Staff of The Washington Post


"For its compelling coverage of an Army psychiatrist, with long ties to Washington, who killed 13 people in a shooting rampage at Fort Hood, a Texas military base."

2010 Pulitzer Prize in Letters, Drama and Music: General Nonfiction
David Hoffman, Contributing Editor

The Pulitzer board called David Hoffman's The Dead Hand "a well documented narrative that examines the terrifying doomsday competition between two superpowers and how weapons of mass destruction still imperil humankind."