Kyle Pope, Pulitzer Prize winner and former top editor of The New York Observer, is now running five small community newspapers in Manhattan.
David Boaz The noted biographer Justin Kaplan, who won both a Pulitzer Prize and an American Book Award for his biographies of Mark Twain, Lincoln Steffens, and Walt Whitman, has died at the age of 88. He had a long and distinguished...Show More Summary
When Sig Gissler announced in January that he would step down as administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes after 12 years, he received notes from his former students all over the world--journalists working in Beirut, Cairo, and South Sudan. During his 20 years at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, first as a professor and later as administrator, he built...
ELISE BAKKETUN Gian Carlo Menotti's The Consul is a really good opera, a really, really good piece of theater (deservedly winning the Pulitzer Prize in 1950), and a perfectly, terribly relevant story about today. Before I sat down to...Show More Summary
(McCaw Hall) This is the first time Seattle Opera has produced Gian Carlo Menotti's 1950 thriller about a political dissident on the run from secret police in an unidentified totalitarian country in Europe. It won the Pulitzer Prize for Music. Show More Summary
One of America's greatest authors, John Steinbeck, was born on this day in 1902. He won both the Pulitzer Prize and the Nobel Prize. Two of his works, "The Grapes of Wrath" and "Of Mice and Men," are on the U.S. Department of Labor's list of Books that Shaped Work in America. Show More Summary
He’s won two Pulitzer Prizes and his account of man’s first walk on the moon still stands today as a bold step in scientific journalism. Later this year, John Noble Wilford will receive an honorary degree from the University of Tennessee,...Show More Summary
Nearly 70 years after earning Herman Hesse the Pulitzer Prize for Literature, his novel Siddhartha continues to provide inspiration, in surprising ways and surprising places. Like in a maximum security Italian prison, and the mind of Billy Corgan. In Italy, singer and director Isabella Biffi initiated a program to produce musicals in the aptly named […]
Today’s Google Doodle is one big, interactive birthday card to Pulitzer Prize winning author John Steinback, who would have turned 112 today. After clicking on the Doodle, users get transported to a click through animation that highlights his greatest works, starting with The Grapes of Wrath. Show More Summary
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If they gave the equivalent of a Pulitzer Prize for ridiculous headlines, the doozy from today’s left-leaning Daily Beast would walk away with the award: “How Wendy Davis Became America’s Conscience on Abortion” I don’t know about you, but I had to read that twice. Wendy Davis, you’ll recall, stood up – literally for 13 […]
The BookAwardz app (iOS and Android, $2.99) helps bibliophiles keep track of the finalists and winners of major literary prizes. From the home screen, you can choose the Pulitzer Prizes; the National Book Awards; the PEN/Faulkner; Britain’s Man Booker; the Edgar (for mystery novel); and two children’s prizes, the Caldecott and the Newbery. When you […]
In 1999, Angelo Henderson became the only African-American reporter to win a Pulitzer Prize for The Wall Street Journal.
BY NAVEEN KUMAR You don’t have to be married (or straight) to appreciate the compelling insights into intimacy and all manner of relationships revealed by Donald Margulies in his 2000 Pulitzer Prize winning play Dinner With Friends, which opened Off...
Because many of us haven't trusted the Pulitzer Prize since 1962 when Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? was nixed by the powers there, whatever lands the award from year to year can receive an I'll-be-the-judge-of-that critical...Show More Summary
CR's pick of exhibitions, design events and creative activities for the week ahead including Japanese poster art in Zürich, Pulitzer Prize Winning vintage photos in London, gig poster design at Flyposting #3 in Leeds, Richard Hamilton...Show More Summary
A south Florida native and Northwestern University alum, fiction author Karen Russell became one of the youngest Pulitzer Prize nominees with her debut novel Swamplandia! On the strength of her darkly surreal writing, she also became one of the youngest authors to be awarded a MacArthur “Genius Grant” last fall. Show More Summary
By Patrick B. McGuigan | Oklahoma Watchdog OKLAHOMA CITY — Allen Drury was a Washington, D.C., journalist who wrote the Pulitzer Prize winning novel, “Advise and Consent.” SHADES OF DIFFERENCE: At left: U.S. Rep. James Lankford, R-Oklahoma City; At right: Oklahoma Speaker of the House T.W. Show More Summary
U.S. poet laureate Maxine Kumin has died at the age of 88, reports The Associated Press. Kumin, the author of dozens of poems, as well as works of fiction, nonfiction and a memoir, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1973 for “Up Country.” Here...Show More Summary
Poet Maxine Kumin, who won the Pulitzer Prize in 1973 for Up Country, has passed away at 88, The Associated Press reports. The U.S. poet laureate died Thursday at her Warner, N.H., home after a year of failing health, the Bennett Funeral Home in Concord said. Read More >