Some 470 US writers — including big names like Stephen King, Amy Tan, Dave Eggers, Cheryl Strayed, and Pulitzer Prize–winner Junot Díaz — have signed an online petition to oppose the candidacy of Donald Trump for president.
Keven Ann Willey says both tomes should be required reading for all Americans.
At the New York Daily News’s Page Views Books Blog, Allison Chopin looks at Anne Sexton’s third book, her 1967 Pulitzer Prize–winning Live or Die. “It serves as a memoir, though a mostly fictionalized one, of Sexton’s mental health battle, and it helped put her on the map as a talented example of the school […]
When you work for The New York Times, you become immersed in its history and its fabled writing and writers. You connect to the Pulitzer Prizes, to the war correspondents, to the drama critics. And, of course, to the urban legends. In my 44 years at the Times, I discovered a host of newsroom myths, virtually all of them riffing...
“It is our job to make the powerful frightened of us,” stated Chris Hedges, author and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist to an auditorium packed with hundreds of people at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice at The City University of New York over the weekend.
Hundreds gathered Thursday evening in a Los Angeles theater for a powerful discussion of the suffering and violence of wars — and the role of artists, journalists and the global media in covering the human toll of such conflict. Held at the wood-paneled Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Hancock Park, the...
Although Rita Dove has won most of the honors available to an American poet — she was the second African American to receive the Pulitzer Prize in poetry for her 1986 collection “Thomas and Beulah,” and she served as U.S. poet laureate from 1993-1995 — she is less read and discussed, at least among younger...
As usual, his enthusiasm is curbed. Lin-Manuel Miranda's smash hit Hamilton is undoubtedly the biggest sensation on Broadway these days — setting a record number of Tony Awards nominations and even winning a Pulitzer prize! But according to Larry David, the musical's success is less due to its accolades and more because of white people trying to [...]
Pulitzer Prize winning writer Leonard Pitts, Jr. argued this week that the auction of a gun used to kill Trayvon Martin dates back to when body parts of lynched black men were traded as “trophies.” Over the past few weeks, the man who killed Martin, George Zimmerman, has been trying to...
In April, it was announced that journalist William Finnegan won this year’s Pulitzer Prize for autobiography for his memoir, Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life, which follows a life spent wandering the world looking for waves. Finnegan has...Show More Summary
Siddhartha Mukherjee is the author of The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize. His new book is The Gene: An Intimate History is our Spotlight Pick for the Best Books of May. It goes on sale tomorrow.
From May 21st to 26th, the annual Palestine Festival of Literature (PalFest) will be held in cities across historic Palestine as international literary stars - including Nobel laureate JM Coetzee, Pulitzer Prize finalist Laila Lalami and National Book Award winners Colum McCann and Barry Lopez - perform free, public events in Ramallah, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Haifa and Nablus.
In the early 2000s, the New York Times published a series of articles by Pulitzer Prize winner Judith Miller about the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. In an era of intense media competition and feverish quests to eke out profits, the Times appeared to welcome the heightened buzz. Show More Summary
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We’re fortunate to live in an age where Viet Thanh Nguyen wins the Pulitzer Prize in 2016 and where our literary scene can include stories that revise or even challenge the “immigrant narrative” that for years had dominated the conversation.
Siddhartha Mukherjee has become one of the most famous cancer researchers in the world – not for his research, but for his exquisite writing. His book, The Emperor of All Maladies, became a bestseller and won the Pulitzer Prize. It was also turned into a documentary series on public television. But [...]
Even to liberals who call for more activism and daily journalism on diversity issues the Black Lives Matter movement seems aimless. Journalist Leonard Pitts remarked on Black Lives Matter’s lack of specific goals during a panel of Pulitzer Prize-winning black journalists hosted by the Poynter Institute at the University of South Florida. Show More Summary
There’s nothing like a Pulitzer Prize to boost book sales. Following the Pulitzer announcements on April 18th, winning titles skyrocketed to the top of the bestsellers’ list. Number 2 on our list of bestselling signed books is Custer’s Trials, the Pulitzer Prize winner in the History category. Fiction winner The Sympathizer appears at number six, […]
On Tuesday, the musical Hamilton was nominated for a record 16 Tony awards. And three weeks ago, its creator and star, Lin-Manuel Miranda, won the Pulitzer Prize. And it's all, of course, richly deserved -- Hamilton is everything the...Show More Summary