The Road, by Cormac McCarthy (Knopf)
Rabbit Hole, by David Lindsay-Abaire
The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation, by Gene Roberts and Hank Klibanoff (Knopf)
The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher, by Debby Applegate (Doubleday)
Native Guard, by Natasha Trethewey (Houghton Mifflin)
The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11, by Lawrence Wright (Knopf)
Sound Grammar, by Ornette Coleman
Oh, and the quote in my headline? I made it up. Because the Pulitzers honor both journalism and fiction.