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Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing


The Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing, awarded since 1979.

Jon D. Franklin Baltimore Evening Sun, for an account of brain surgery
Madeleine Blais Miami Herald, for "Zepp's Last Stand."
Teresa Carpenter Village Voice
Saul Pett Associated Press, for an article profiling the federal bureaucracy
Nan Robertson New York Times, for her memorable and medically detailed account of her struggle with toxic shock syndrome
Peter Mark Rinearson Seattle Times, for "Making It Fly," his account of the new Boeing 757 jetliner
Alice Steinbach Baltimore Sun, for her account of a blind boy's world, "A Boy of Unusual Vision."
John Camp St. Paul Pioneer Press and Dispatch, for his five-part series examining the life of an American farm family faced with the worst U.S. agricultural crisis since the Depression
Steve Twomey Philadelphia Inquirer, for his illuminating profile of life aboard an aircraft carrier
Jacqui Banaszynski St. Paul Pioneer Press and Dispatch, for her moving series about the life and death of an AIDS victim in a rural farm community
David Zucchino Philadelphia Inquirer, for his richly compelling series, "Being Black in South Africa."
Dave Curtin Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph, for a gripping account of a family's struggle to recover after its members were severely burned in an explosion that devastated their home
Sheryl James St. Petersburg Times (Florida), for a compelling series about a mother who abandoned her newborn child and how it affected her life and those of others
Howell Raines New York Times, for "Grady's Gift," an account of the author's childhood friendship with his family's black housekeeper and the lasting lessons of their relationship
George Lardner, Jr. Washington Post, for his unflinching examination of his daughter's murder by a violent man who had slipped through the criminal justice system
Isabel Wilkerson New York Times, for her profile of a fourth-grader from Chicago's South Side and for two stories reporting on the Midwestern flood of 1993
Ron Suskind Wall Street Journal, for his stories about inner-city honor students in Washington, D.C, and their determination to survive and prosper
Rick Bragg New York Times, for his elegantly written stories about contemporary America
Lisa Pollak Baltimore Sun, for her compelling portrait of a baseball umpire who endured the death of a son while knowing that another son suffers from the same deadly genetic disease
Thomas French St. Petersburg Times (Florida), for his detailed and compassionate narrative portrait of a mother and two daughters slain on a Florida vacation, and the three-year investigation into their murders
Angelo B. Henderson Wall Street Journal, for his portrait of a druggist who is driven to violence by his encounters with armed robbery, illustrating the lasting effects of crime
J. R. Moehringer Los Angeles Times, for his portrait of Gee's Bend, an isolated river community in Alabama where many descendants of slaves live, and how a proposed ferry to the mainland might change it
Tom Hallman, Jr. The Oregonian (Portland, Oregon), for his poignant profile of a disfigured 14-year old boy who elects to have life-threatening surgery in an effort to improve his appearance
Barry Siegel Los Angeles Times, for his humane and haunting portrait of a man tried for negligence in the death of his son, and the judge who heard the case
Sonia Nazario Los Angeles Times, for "Enrique's Journey," her touching, exhaustively reported story of a Honduran boy's perilous search for his mother who had migrated to the United States
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