Pulitzer Prize

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Post-Civil War Saga Wins Pulitzer for Fiction

Writer's investigation of sister's murder wins prize for memoir-autobiography

(Newser) - Jayne Anne Phillips' Night Watch, a mother-daughter saga set in a West Virginia asylum after the Civil War, has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. The drama prize was awarded to Eboni Booth's Primary Trust, about a bookstore worker's unexpected journey after he loses his job. Nathan Thrall'...

NYT, Washington Post Win 3 Pulitzers Each

ProPublica won award for coverage of gifts to SCOTUS justice

(Newser) - The prestigious Pulitzer Prize for public service journalism was awarded Monday to ProPublica for its "groundbreaking" reporting that revealed how billionaires wooed Supreme Court justices with gifts and travel. The Associated Press won a Pulitzer Prize in feature photography for its coverage of the global migration crisis centered on...

Giant of Native American Literature Dies
Giant of
Native American
Literature Dies

Giant of Native American Literature Dies

N. Scott Momaday was a Pulitzer Prize winner in 1969

(Newser) - N. Scott Momaday, a Pulitzer Prize-winning storyteller, poet, educator, and folklorist whose debut novel House Made of Dawn is widely credited as the starting point for contemporary Native American literature, died last week at age 89. Momaday died at his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico, said publisher HarperCollins. He...

Famed 'Pulitzer Prize House' Could Be Yours—for $2M

Not one, not 2, but 3 winners of the esteemed prize have lived in this Atlanta 'oasis'

(Newser) - Can literary genius hover around a home like a ghost, ready to be absorbed by the abode's next purchaser? An Atlanta residence that has housed not one, not two, but three Pulitzer Prize winners is now on the market, so a lucky future owner (or owners) is about to...

A 105-Year First in Pulitzer Prize Fiction Category

2 books shared the honor

(Newser) - The Pulitzer Prize for fiction was awarded Monday to two class-conscious novels: Demon Copperhead, Barbara Kingsolver’s modern recasting of the Dickens classic David Copperfield, and Hernan Diaz’s Trust, an innovative narrative of wealth and deceit set in 1920s New York. It’s the first time the Pulitzers have...

Pulitzers Honor Coverage of War in Ukraine, Local Corruption

Journalist's look into her father's past uncovered abuse at residential school in Canada

(Newser) - The Pulitzer Prizes were announced Monday. The winners, recognizing the best in journalism for 2022, per the AP , are:

Washington Post Wins Pulitzer for Capitol Riot Coverage

Afghanistan pullout featured heavily in winning journalism

(Newser) - The Washington Post won the Pulitzer Prize in public service journalism Monday for its coverage of the Jan. 6 insurrection at the US Capitol. The Post's extensive reporting, published in a sophisticated interactive series, found numerous problems and failures in political systems and security before, during, and after the...

Trump Wants Pulitzers Yanked After 'Politically Motivated Farce'

Ex-president claims 'NYT,' 'WaPo' reporting on Russian interference in 2016 election was 'shoddy'

(Newser) - Former President Trump is still fuming about the investigation into whether his campaign colluded with the Russians before the 2016 election, and now he wants repercussions for two newspapers that reported on it and jointly won the Pulitzer for national reporting in 2018. The former president released a statement Sunday...

Here Are This Year's Pulitzer Winners

'NYT' wins public service award for its pandemic reporting

(Newser) - This year's Pulitzers reflected a year dominated by COVID-19 and furious debate over race and policing. Highlights, via the AP :
  • Breaking news: The Star Tribune of Minneapolis won the breaking news prize for its coverage of George Floyd's murder and its aftermath, while Darnella Frazier—the teenager who

Author Wins Pulitzers With 2 Consecutive Books

Colson Whitehead takes the fiction prize again

(Newser) - Colson Whitehead became the rare author to receive Pulitzers for consecutive books when his novel about a brutal Florida reform school during the Jim Crow era, The Nickel Boys, was awarded the fiction prize Monday. Three years ago, he won for his Civil War era novel The Underground Railroad. Pulitzer...

How JFK Engineered His Own Pulitzer
JFK's Pulitzer
May Say a Lot
About His

JFK's Pulitzer May Say a Lot About His Character

But not in a flattering way, according to a new book

(Newser) - It's common knowledge these days that John F. Kennedy wasn't the primary author of the book for which he won the 1957 Pulitzer in biography, Profiles in Courage. Instead, the young senator's speechwriter, Ted Sorensen, wrote it almost in entirety, with minor contributions from Kennedy, writes Craig...

Paper's Pulitzer Prize Money Goes to Perfect Cause

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette gives the $15K to Tree of Life synagogue, site of shooting it covered

(Newser) - The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette won't see any of the prize money from its breaking news Pulitzer , awarded for its coverage of the October shooting at Pittsburgh's Tree of Life synagogue. That's because the $15,000 will go directly to the synagogue itself, based on a suggestion by publisher...

Coverage of Mass Shootings Dominates Pulitzer Winners

Board honors paper whose newsroom was attacked

(Newser) - The South Florida Sun Sentinel and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette won Pulitzer Prizes on Monday and were recognized along with the Capital Gazette of Maryland for their coverage of the mass shootings in 2018 at a high school, a synagogue, and a newsroom itself, the AP reports. The AP won in...

Pulitzers Go to Books About 2 Giants of American History

Works on Frederick Douglass and Alain Locke recognized

(Newser) - Aretha Franklin received an honorary Pulitzer Prize on Monday, as judges praised the Queen of Soul "for her indelible contribution to American music and culture." Franklin, who died last summer, was the first woman singled out for an honorary Pulitzer, which has been given to Bob Dylan and...

Only Food Critic to Win a Pulitzer Dies
Only Food Critic
to Win a Pulitzer Dies 

Only Food Critic to Win a Pulitzer Dies

Jonathan Gold of the 'LA Times' dead at 57, only weeks after pancreatic cancer diagnosis

(Newser) - Jonathan Gold was a restaurant critic, the only one to win a Pulitzer Prize for his efforts, and he was 57 when pancreatic cancer ended his life on Saturday—just a few weeks after his diagnosis. He was also a gentle giant in an industry that has now lost two...

Photographer Behind Elian Image Dies at 71
Photographer Who Took
Iconic Elian Image Dies

Photographer Who Took Iconic Elian Image Dies

Alan Diaz was 71

(Newser) - Retired Associated Press photojournalist Alan Diaz, whose photo of a terrified 6-year-old Cuban boy named Elian Gonzalez earned him the Pulitzer Prize, has died. He was 71. Diaz's daughter, Aillette Rodriguez-Diaz, confirmed that he died Tuesday. The cause of death wasn't immediately known. "He was the king...

Pulitzers Got It Right on Kendrick Lamar
Pulitzers Got It Right
on Kendrick Lamar 

Pulitzers Got It Right on Kendrick Lamar

'Washington Post' writer calls rap the most significant music of our time

(Newser) - The Pulitzer board hands out an award for music every year, and it almost always slips under the radar and goes to a jazz or classical musician. Almost. Because on Monday, the board delivered a surprise in honoring rapper Kendrick Lamar for his album Damn. Perfect choice, writes Chris Richards...

Pulitzer Winner Took Photo on His Last Day at Work

Ryan Kelly captured Charlottesville attack

(Newser) - The winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography now works in a brewery. It was Ryan Kelly's last day of work at the Daily Progress when he captured a car slamming into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist gathering last year in Charlottesville, Va....

Kendrick Lamar Makes History
Kendrick Lamar
Wins Pulitzer, Makes History
pulitzer prizes

Kendrick Lamar Wins Pulitzer, Makes History

Rapper is first non-classical or jazz artist to win Pulitzer Prize

(Newser) - Kendrick Lamar won the Pulitzer Prize for music Monday, making history as the first non-classical or jazz artist to win the prestigious prize, the AP reports. The revered rapper is also the most commercially successful musician to receive the award, usually reserved for critically acclaimed classical acts who don't...

Man Who Won a Pulitzer With This Photo Dies at 104
Man Who Won a Pulitzer
With This Photo Dies at 104

Man Who Won a Pulitzer With This Photo Dies at 104

Max Desfor joined the AP as a messenger in 1933

(Newser) - Former Associated Press photographer Max Desfor, whose photo of hundreds of Korean War refugees crawling across a damaged bridge in 1950 helped win him a Pulitzer Prize, died Monday. He was 104. Desfor died at his apartment in Silver Spring, Md., where he'd been living in his retirement, said...

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