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Disgraced Wins the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Playwrights Gina Gionfriddo and Amy Herzog are recognized as finalists in the drama category. logo

Disgraced playwright Ayad Akhtar
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The results are in! The winners and nominated finalists for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize awards have been announced. Established in 1917, the Pulitzer Prize has become one of the most revered prizes, awarded annually to 21 recipients in the categories of music, drama, journalism, photography, and more.

The year's winner in the drama category was Disgraced, a play by Ayad Akhtar about a Pakistani-American lawyer who distances himself from his cultural roots as he climbs the corporate ladder. Among good company, it bested Gina Gionfriddo's Rapture, Blister, Burn and Amy Herzog's 4000 Miles, receiving recognition as this year's drama finalists.

Take a look at the complete list of winners below:

PUBLIC SERVICE - Sun Sentinel, Fort Lauderdale, FL
INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING - David Barstow and Alejandra Xanic von Bertrab of The New York Times
LOCAL REPORTING - Brad Schrade, Jeremy Olson and Glenn Howatt of the Star Tribune, Minneapolis
NATIONAL REPORTING - Lisa Song, Elizabeth McGowan and David Hasemyer of InsideClimate News, Brooklyn, NY
INTERNATIONAL REPORTING - David Barboza of The New York Times
FEATURE WRITING - John Branch of The New York Times
COMMENTARY - Bret Stephens of The Wall Street Journal
CRITICISM - Philip Kennicott of The Washington Post
EDITORIAL WRITING - Tim Nickens and Daniel Ruth of the Tampa Bay Times, St. Petersburg, FL
EDITORIAL CARTOONING - Steve Sack of the Star Tribune, Minneapolis
BREAKING NEWS PHOTOGRAPHY - Rodrigo Abd, Manu Brabo, Narciso Contreras, Khalil Hamra and Muhammed Muheisen of the Associated Press
FEATURE PHOTOGRAPHY - Javier Manzano, free-lance photographer, Agence France-Presse

Letters, Drama and Music
FICTION - The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson
DRAMA - Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar
HISTORY - Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam by Fredrik Logevall (Random House)
BIOGRAPHY - The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo by Tom Reiss (Crown)
POETRY - Stag's Leap by Sharon Olds
GENERAL NONFICTION - Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America by Gilbert King (Harper)
MUSIC - Partita for 8 Voices by Caroline Shaw, recording released on October 30, 2012 (New Amsterdam Records)

For a complete list of Pulitzer Prize finalists, click here.