For a distinguished play by an American author, preferably original in its source and dealing with American life, Ten thousand dollars ($10,000).
Awarded to "August: Osage County" by Tracy Letts.
Also nominated as finalists in this category were: "Yellow Face" by David Henry Hwang, and "Dying City" by Christopher Shinn.
The Jurors were:
Hey, I didn't mean "predictable" in a bad way.
Peter Marks, drama critic, The Washington Post (Chair)David Lindsay-Abaire, playwright, New York City
[and author of last year's winner, Rabbit Hole]
Jeremy McCarter, drama critic, New York Magazine
Charles McNulty, drama critic, Los Angeles Times
Lisa Portes, head of MFA Directing and artistic director of Chicago Playworks for Young Audiences, The Theater School, DePaul University, Chicago.
Full details at Pulitzer.org.