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Join 3-time Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter for a master class

18 hours agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

In February, David Barstow came to Poynter for an event featuring Pulitzer winners from the year before. Each spoke about their work and the impact that work had. Barstow, a reporter with The New York Times, spoke about his Pulitzer-winning piece on Wal-Mart corruption in both Mexico and the U.S. Show More Summary

Warner Bros. Snatches Up Movie Rights to ‘The Goldfinch’

Warner Brothers has snatched up the movie rights to The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. Brett Ratner, Brad Simpson, and Nina Jacobson have signed on as producers. Tartt’s lengthy fiction title won her the Pulitzer Prize earlier this year.Show More Summary

Irish Arts Center Announces New Season

A new monthly music and literature residency organized by the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon will be part of center’s fall season.

The full Patrick Peterson contract details

It took a little while, but we’ve gotten our hands on the full details and financial terms of the Patrick Peterson contract. As Peterson first reported last night (Pulitzer!), it’s a five-year extension worth $70 million.  (Actually, $70.05 million, and the $0.05 million is important.)  The signing bonus is $15.361 million.  Coupled with a fully-guaranteed…

The Whale Arrives

The work of Elvio Gandolfo, whose novel Cada vez más cerca (“Each Time Closer”) won Argentina’s equivalent of the Pulitzer in 2013, is rarely published in English. So it’s a special treat to find his magical story about a whale falling out of the sky, newly translated for the anthology A Thousand Forests in One Acorn, available free at Ninth […]

Warner Brothers Acquires Movie Rights To Donna Tartt's 'The Goldfinch'

Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Goldfinch is set to become a feature film, as Warner Brothers has acquired the movie rights to the book. The movie will be co-produced by Rush Hour director Brett Ratner, as well as Brad...Show More Summary

Celebrate Jackie Kennedy's Birthday With Her Reflective Words

In March 1964, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. interviewed his famously private friend Jacqueline Kennedy over the course of eight-and-a-half hours about her life, her husband's legacy, and their years in the White House. Show More Summary

Donna Tartt's Pulitzer winner 'The Goldfinch' lands at Warner Bros.

Warner Bros. has acquired film rights to Donna Tartt's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, "The Goldfinch," The Times has confirmed.

Warner Bros, RatPac Close Deal For Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Winner ‘The Goldfinch’

RatPac Entertainment has joined Warner Bros in the pursuit of movie rights to Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize winning bestseller The Goldfinch. They finally closed the deal today for a film that will be produced by Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson of Color Force, along with RatPac’s Brett Ratner, whose Hercules opened Friday. Show More Summary

Stephen King and 900 Other Authors Oppose ‘Thuggish’ Amazon

They include some of the biggest literary names on the planet, among them Stephen King, Donna Tartt, Paul Auster, James Patterson and John Grisham; a Pulitzer prize winner in Jennifer Egan; and four from this year’s Man Booker longlist, Joshua Ferris, Karen Joy Fowler, Siri Hustvedt and Joseph O’Neill. Then there are first-time writers, historians,... Read More

Authorial Abodes: For $125K, Pen Poems in Elizabeth Bishop's Childhood Home

One of the homes where American poet and short-story writer Elizabeth Bishop spent much of her childhood has been put up for sale asking $125K. Born in Worcester, Mass., in 1911, the Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.S. Poet...

New book: Hillary Clinton blamed Bill's sex addiction on his abuse as a child

The comments were made to Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Lucinda Franks in a 1999 interview — and Franks admits in her new memoir that she watered them down for publication.

With Scrim and Rolling Desks, a Journalism School Seeks a Tech Edge

A little over a century after his death, Joseph Pulitzer still looms large at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. The building that houses the school bears his name. Every year the school announces the Pulitzer Prizes...Show More Summary

Truthdigger of the Week: Jose Antonio Vargas

last weekNews : Truthdig

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, job creator, civil rights activist—Jose Antonio Vargas is a model American. But he is also an undocumented immigrant, and that fact is determining how he is treated by the U.S. government.

Helping Others Think: A Tribute to Edwin M. Yoder, Jr. at 80

A friend reaching fourscore seems an appropriate occasion to supplement the normal birthday greetings with a tribute, at least when the friend is not simply a Pulitzer Prize winning editorial writer and former syndicated columnist but...Show More Summary

Jose Antonio Vargas' detention shows what "border security" actually entails

AUSTIN, TX -- The blurry photograph appears to capture the moment on July 15 when a Border Patrol agent handcuffed Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and perhaps the nation's most well-known undocumented immigrant, at a South Texas airport near the border. Show More Summary

Susan Sarandon's going for the fine print

Maybe Susan Sarandon wants a Pulitzer next to her Oscar, as she prepares for a guest shot editing Time Out New York magazine.

Dustin Lance Black, Leonardo DiCaprio Team for 'Lindbergh' Limited Series at Paramount

The "Milk" Oscar winner will adapt A. Scott Berg's Pulitzer Prize-winning biography. read more

Dustin Lance Black To Adapt ‘Lindbergh’ for Paramount TV; Based On A. Scott Berg’s Pulitzer-Prize Winning Book

Oscar-winning writer Dustin Lance Black (Milk) has been hired to adapt Paramount TV’s event series ‘Lindbergh’ based on A. Scott Berg’s Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of the same name. The project will be produced by Berg, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Killoran and Kevin McCormick. Show More Summary

Border Children: ‘They Don’t Speak English, But They Understand Hate’

2 weeks agoNews : Truthdig

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas put a prominent, public face on the immigration crisis this week when he was detained by the U.S. Border Patrol in McAllen, Texas.

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