Latest Pulitzer Prize Awards News

Pulitzer-winning reporter Jim Sheeler dead at 53

Sep. 22, 2021 15:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jim Sheeler, a former Rocky Mountain News journalist who won a Pulitzer Prize for his extensive and compassionate reporting on the families of Colorado soldiers killed in the Iraq War and the man tasked with notifying them, has died. Sheeler, who was also an author, was 53. ...

Doerr, Powers on fiction longlist for National Book Awards

Sep. 17, 2021 10:49 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Doerr, Richard Powers and Lauren Groff are among this years nominees on the National Book Awards' fiction longlist, which also includes Honorée Fanonne Jeffers' epic debut novel “The Love Songs of W. E. B. Du Bois,” already an Oprah Winfrey selection and...

Poet Patricia Smith wins $100,000 lifetime achievement award

Sep. 14, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Patricia Smith has won the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize for lifetime achievement, a $100,000 honor presented by the Chicago-based Poetry Foundation. Previous winners include W.S. Merwin, Kay Ryan and the current poet laureate, Joy Harjo. Smith is known for...

Photographer, his leg lost, seeks answers from Paralympians

Sep. 07, 2021 14:23 PM EDT

When I last saw Freddie de los Santos, his mouth was ravaged -- his teeth had been blown away by the same blast that took his leg. And yet, he always smiled. The year was 2009. We were both being treated at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center; I too had lost a...

Pandemic fiction: Fall books include stories of the virus

Aug. 22, 2021 13:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Near the end of 2020, the pandemic had lasted long enough for author Jodi Picoult to try something that seemed unthinkable for novelists in its early stages — turn it into fiction. “At the beginning of the pandemic, I couldn’t even read, much less...

Pandemic fiction: Fall books include stories of the virus

Aug. 18, 2021 22:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Near the end of 2020, the pandemic had lasted long enough for author Jodi Picoult to try something that seemed unthinkable for novelists in its early stages — turn it into fiction. “At the beginning of the pandemic, I couldn’t even read, much less...

New Chicago Tribune editor promises more watchdog work

Aug. 10, 2021 14:45 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A new executive editor promising to maintain a focus on accountability journalism will lead the Chicago Tribune, joining the newsroom months after a hedge fund took over the paper and others owned by Tribune Publishing. Mitch Pugh comes to the Tribune...