Pulitzer Prize

  • How the 1619 Project took over 2020

    Interviewing project lead Nikole Hannah-Jones and numerous supporters and detractors, Sarah Ellison explores why the 1619 project, more than a year after its publication, is still making people argue about history.

  • NPR podcast ‘White Lies’ named Pulitzer Prize finalist

    The NPR Podcast about the murder of Rev. James Reeb, the Unitarian minister and civil rights activist who traveled to Selma, Ala. to support the fight for black voting rights in the South, was named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Audio Reporting.

  • Ida B. Wells Honored with Posthumous Pulitzer

    Ida B. Wells's pioneering role as a journalist on the front lines of struggle against racist terrorism at the nadir of American race relations was posthumously recognized with a Pulitzer Prize yesterday. 

  • A Dozen Questions for T. J. Stiles

    by Tiffany April Griffin

    An interview with the Pulitzer Prize winning author of “Custer's Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America” and many other books.

  • Fredrik Logevall wins Pulitzer for history; Tom Reiss and Gilbert King win for biography and non-fiction

    Fredrik Logevall, John S. Knight Professor of International Studies at Cornell University, has won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for History for his book Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam, published by Random House last year.Embers of War, which the Washington Post called a "product of formidable international research ... lucidly and comprehensively composed," is a study of France's war in Vietnam, from the end of World War II to the eventual French withdrawal in 1954.Though the war was foughtly primarily between the French and their colonial auxiliaries on one side and the Viet Minh on the other, Logevall argues that the conflict was truly international in scope and American policymakers had great influence over French decisions from the very beginning. In particular, he maintains that Franklin D. Roosevelt, long an advocate of decolonization, would have pressured the French to exit Indochina in 1945, had he lived. But with Roosevelt's death and Harry Truman's de-emphasis on decolonialization and his policy of vehement anticommunism in Europe and Asia, the seeds were sown for a long, bloody conflict in Southeast Asia.