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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...

Governor Kristof? Times Columnist Explores a Run
Kristof Leaving Times,
Prepares Run for Office

Kristof Leaving Times, Prepares Run for Office

2-time Pulitzer winner is gearing up for governor's race in Oregon

(Newser) - Update: Nicholas Kristof is shifting from columnist to politician. The longtime New York Times opinion writer is leaving the newspaper as he considers a run for governor in Oregon, per the Times . "This has been my dream job, even with malaria, a plane crash in Congo and periodic arrests...

Pulitzer-Winning Journalist Killed in Afghanistan

Danish Siddiqui was embedded with Afghan troops in covering the US withdrawal

(Newser) - Danish Siddiqui, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist who documented war, the toll of the pandemic and the violent plight of refugees, was killed in a Taliban attack Friday in Afghanistan. He was 38. Siddiqui, who was based in Mumbai as Reuters' chief photographer in India, was embedded with Afghan forces to...

Pulitzers Honor Teenager Who Filmed George Floyd's Death

Citation praises Darnella Frazier's courage and cites citizens' role in pursuit of truth

(Newser) - Darnella Frazier, whose video of George Floyd's slaying helped bring about widespread protests and a murder conviction, has been honored alongside journalists who produced the year's most consequential work. The teenager received a Pulitzer Prize special citation on Friday, USA Today reports. The Pulitzer Prize Board wrote that...

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...

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...

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...

Washington Post Journalist Wins Pulitzer for Trump Stories

David A. Fahrenthold takes honors in national reporting

(Newser) - The 2017 Pulitzer Prize winners are out, with President Trump featuring in the top honors for national reporting, though not in a way he'll enjoy. The full list, per the AP :
  • National Reporting: David A. Fahrenthold of the Washington Post for reporting casting doubt on Donald Trump's assertions

Hamilton Wins a Pulitzer
 Hamilton Wins a Pulitzer 

Hamilton Wins a Pulitzer

It's only the 9th musical to win the drama award

(Newser) - Hamilton, the hip-hop stage biography of Alexander Hamilton, has won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for drama, honoring creator Lin-Manuel Miranda for a dazzling musical that has captured popular consciousness like few Broadway shows. The Columbia University's prize board on Monday cited Hamilton as "a landmark American musical about...

New York Times Leads Pulitzers With 4 Wins

Adam Johnson takes fiction prize for 'The Orphan Master's Son'

(Newser) - The New York Times flexed its journalistic muscle today with four Pulitzer Prizes, including investigative reports on Apple and Walmart's use of bribery in Mexico, the AP reports. The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel won the public service Pulitzer for coverage of reckless driving by an off-duty police officer. The AP...

The Pulitzer Fiction Debacle: What Really Happened

Juror Michael Cunningham: how they picked those books

(Newser) - All three books were good, but none of them won the Pulitzer Prize. Fiction lovers know the story : David Foster Wallace's The Pale King, Denis Johnson’s Train Dreams, and Karen Russell's Swamplandia! were all rejected by this year's Pulitzer Prize Board. Now fiction juror Michael Cunningham...

2012 Pulitzers Announced
No Fiction Pulitzer Awarded for First Time in 35 Years
see who did win

No Fiction Pulitzer Awarded for First Time in 35 Years

Huffington Post, AP, Philadelphia Inquirer , NYT all score prizes

(Newser) - The 2012 Pulitzer Prizes are out, and for the first time in 35 years a Pulitzer for fiction is not among them, reports the AP , which itself snagged an award for its series on NYPD spying. Without further ado, the list of winners:
  • Public service: Philadelphia Inquirer
  • Breaking news reporting:

Pulitzer Prizes: Los Angeles Times Wins Key Pulitzer in Public Service
 LA Times Wins Key Pulitzer 

LA Times Wins Key Pulitzer

2011 prizes announced today in New York

(Newser) - The Los Angeles Times took home the coveted public service Pulitzer Prize this afternoon for its exposé of widepsread corruption in the city of Bell, Calif. The piece eventually led to the arrests of eight city officials, including the city administrator, who was pulling down $800,000 a year. The...

Jack Shafer: Pulitzer Prizes for Journalism Are Pointless
 Pulitzers Are 

Pulitzers Are Pointless

They're weightless 'footnotes,' not 'headlines': Jack Shafer

(Newser) - The Pulitzer Prizes for journalism are awarded today, but they don’t mean a thing, writes Jack Shafer. “I doubt that one newspaper reader in 10,000 could tell you a day after the Pulitzers are awarded who got the prize for explanatory reporting,” he notes in a...

After Pulitzer Win, Apple Reconsiders Cartoonist
 After Pulitzer Win, Apple 
 Reconsiders Cartoonist 
and why this is troubling

After Pulitzer Win, Apple Reconsiders Cartoonist

Company invites him to resubmit rejected iPhone app

(Newser) - Pretty good week for political cartoonist Mark Fiore. Not only did he win the Pulitzer Prize, but it looks like Apple is going to accept his previously rejected iPhone app. Steve Jobs and company originally declined because they deemed Fiore's cartoons a little too edgy, what with him making fun...

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