By MARK KENNEDY, Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — Quiara Alegria Hudes's play "Water by the Spoonful," which centers on an Iraq war veteran's search for meaning, has won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for drama.
The play was called "imaginative" by the Columbia University's prize board Monday.
Hudes previously wrote the book for the Broadway show "In the Heights," which won the Tony Award for Best Musical in 2008. Her play "Elliot, A Soldier's Fugue" was a finalist for the Pulitzer in 2007.
The drama award, which includes a $10,000 prize, is "for a distinguished play by an American author, preferably original in its source and dealing with American life," according to the official guidelines. The production also must have opened during 2011 to be eligible for this year's award.
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