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Pulitzer Prize Winners Announced

By Melissa Feldsher in Arts & Entertainment on Apr 20, 2009 9:20PM

2009_04_20_pulitzer.jpg Drum roll, please: Lynn Nottage's play "Ruined," which premiered at the Goodman Theatre, is the winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. “Ruined” is set in Congo and details the horrors of wartime rape and brutality while still finding affirmation of life and hope amid despair.

Additionally, John McCormick, Marie Dillon, and Bruce Dold of the Chicago Tribune were named finalists for Editorial Writing for their persistent campaign to reform statehouse ethics, drawing on corruption in the governor’s office to drive home their successful call for legislative action.

We congratulate both Nottage and the Tribune on receiving the highest national honor in newspaper journalism and literary achievements.