Pulitzer Prizes. Well-known winners for outstanding work

The novelist Joshua Cohen won the first Pulitzer Prize for his novel “The Netanyahus,” which the award committee described as “a linguistically clever historical novel about the ambiguity of the American Jewish experience, presenting ideas and conflicts as fickle as the scary plot of it. “

The Pulitzer Prize, one of the most coveted literary awards in the United States, is awarded to journalists, historians, poets, playwrights, writers, composers, and novelists, according to the NPR news website.

And in the drama category, James Egges won for the play “Fat Hamm,” a comedy program that was greatly admired during a performance at the Wilma Theater in Philadelphia, the playwright’s hometown, and it will soon be in the Public Theater in New York open. .

The show is based on the William Shakespeare play Hamlet, but takes place in a Southern braai restaurant.

The New York Times described Fat Hamm as “thorough”.

In the non-fiction category, Andrea Elliott won for her book, The Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival, and Hope in an American City.

The book tells the story of an eleven-year-old American girl who lives with her parents and seven siblings in a shelter in New York for families experiencing homelessness.

The author is a former Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the New York Times. She has been following Coates and her family for eight years.

The book followed what critics called “a dizzying series of heartbreaking tragedies and remarkable victories”.

Two awards were given to historian Ada Ferrer Cuba for her book An American History, which the Pulitzer Committee described as an “original and fascinating work … spanning five centuries.”

and Nicole Eustace for Covered in the Night: A Story of Murder and Native Justice in Early America.

The commission said it was “a comprehensive account of indigenous justice in early America, and how the aftermath of a settler’s assassination led to the oldest ever-recognized treaty in the United States.”

Diane Seuss won a Pulitzer Prize in poetry for her collection, The Candid: Sonnets.

The committee described the book as “a witty collection that innovatively expands the form of a sonnet to confront the messy contradictions of contemporary America, including the beauty and hardships of working-class life in the industrialized states.”

In the Biographical category, the late artist Winfried Rambert and his collaborator Erin Kelly won for their book, Chasing Me to My Grave: Memoirs of an Artist from Jim Crow South.

Raven Chacon’s “Requiem Without a Sound,” which premiered in November 2021 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, won this year’s Pulitzer Prize for music.

The commission describes the work as “a charming and original work of the organ that evokes the weight of history in a church environment, a focused and powerful musical expression with a captivating visceral effect”.

The New York Times won four Pulitzer Prizes (one for its journalist for the book The Invisible Child) and was a five-time finalist, while its rival, The Washington Post, received the Public Service Award and Reuters the prize for fiction photography.

Ukrainian journalists received special recognition for their coverage of the Russian invasion, with the Pulitzer Council paying tribute to the 12 journalists killed while covering the Ukraine war this year.

The Washington Post has won a Pulitzer Committee civil service award for its coverage of the U.S. Capitol siege by supporters of former President Donald Trump.

The committee said the paper won “for its convincing and clearly proposed version of the attack on Washington on January 6, 2021, which provides the public with a comprehensive and consistent understanding of one of the country’s darkest days.”

The events of that day also led to the awarding of Pulitzer Prizes for Breaking News to a team of Getty Images photographers.

In the leading photography category, a team of Reuters photographers, including the photographer “Siddiqi”, who was killed last July while on a mission to cover the war in Afghanistan, won the Pulitzer Prize for covering the result of the Corona virus pandemic in India.

The panel said Reuters, which was also shortlisted as a photography finalist for images of climate change around the world, won for “Photos of India’s Covid score balancing intimacy with devastation”.

In addition to my friend, the photographers honored by the award were Adnan Abedi, Sana Irshad Mattoo and Amit Dev.

This is Reuters’ 10th Pulitzer Prize, and the 135th award the New York Times has received since the awards were first presented in 1917.

In addition to winning the International Reporting Award, The Times has twice been selected as a finalist in the same category, for its coverage of the fall of Afghanistan and the assassination of the Haitian president.

In addition, New York Times reporter Andrea Elliott won a Pulitzer Prize for her book “Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival, and Hope in an American City.”

The awards, which have been awarded since 1917, were created at the behest of newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer, who died in 1911 and left money to help start a journalism school at Columbia University and set up the awards.

The award honors 15 categories in media reporting, writing and photography, in addition to seven awards in books, drama and music.

A board of leading American media editors and academics leads the judging process that determines the winners.

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