Here are the Pulitzer Prize winners for #HumanExcellence

The 2016 Pulitzer Prize recipients were announced Monday. Here are some of the winners. #SquadGoals

By Bronte Price, PoliticKING


Hamilton, by Lin-Manuel Miranda. An American musical about Alexander Hamilton, with a mostly non-white cast, with hip hop-infused music.

Public Service:

Associated Press for its investigation into the American seafood industry, resulting in the release of 2,000 slaves and the arrest and sentencing of their abusers.

Breaking News Reporting:

The Los Angeles Times staff for their reporting on the San Bernardino shootings and the ensuing investigation.

Investigative Reporting:

Leonora LaPeter Anton and Anthony Cormier of the Tampa Bay Times and Michael Braga of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune for their report revealing violence and neglect in Florida mental hospitals.

Explanatory Reporting:

T. Christian Miller of ProPublica and Ken Armstrong of The Marshall Project for their examination of law enforcement's failure to investigate reports of rape properly and to comprehend the traumatic effects on its victims.

Feature Photography:

Jessica Rinaldi of The Boston Globe for her photographic story of a boy who is healing after years of abuse.


The Sympathizer, by Viet Thanh Nguyen. The Pulitzer Committee calls it “a layered immigrant tale told in the wry, confessional voice of a 'man of two minds' – and two countries, Vietnam and the United States.”


Ozone Journal, by Peter Balakian. “Poems that bear witness to the old losses and tragedies that undergird a global age of danger and uncertainty,” the Pulitzer Committee writes of Balakian's work.

General Nonfiction:

Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS, by Joby Warrick, is a descriptive narrative of how the Iraq War became a catalyst for the growth of the Islamic State.

Feature Writing:

Kathryn Schulz of The New Yorker for her scientific narrative of the Cascadia fault line, and the uncertain future of the Pacific Northwest.

Speaking of earthquakes, here is what NOT to do during an earthquake, according to likewise excellent human, seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones:

You can read a list of all the winners here.

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