Lucinda Franks, Pulitzer-winning journalist and author, dies at 74

At age 24, she was one of the youngest Pulitzer winners in history and the first woman to be honored in the national reporting category. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2021-05-06 15:50:51 UTC ]
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Walter R. Mears, Pulitzer-winning reporter featured in classic book on campaign journalists, dies at 87

He was featured in Timothy Crouse's "The Boys on the Bus," about the 1972 presidential campaign, then won a Pulitzer in 1977. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2022-03-06 00:22:57 UTC ]
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Jim Sheeler, Pulitzer-winning journalist who honored fallen troops, dies at 53

He wrote richly detailed obituaries but was best known for “Final Salute,” an article and book about a U.S. Marine who helped comfort the families of troops killed in Iraq. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-09-24 13:32:46 UTC ]
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Tony Horwitz Dies at 60; Prize-Winning Journalist and Best-Selling Author

A Pulitzer Prize winner at The Wall Street Journal, he wrote the best sellers “Blue Latitudes” and “Confederates in the Attic” and seven other books. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2019-05-30 16:33:57 UTC ]
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Hilary Mantel, Prize-Winning Author Known for ‘Wolf Hall,’ Dies at 70

The two-time Booker Prize-winning author was known for “Wolf Hall” and two other novels based on the life of Thomas Cromwell. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2022-09-24 00:46:55 UTC ]
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David McCullough, Pulitzer-winning historian, dies aged 89

The author of biographies and other works and narrator of documentaries, McCullough was ‘the voice of American history’David McCullough, the Pulitzer prize-winning author whose lovingly crafted narratives on subjects ranging from New York’s Brooklyn Bridge to American presidents John Adams and... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2022-08-08 19:41:16 UTC ]
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Jim Murphy, children’s author who humanized U.S. history, dies at 74

His books about the Great Chicago Fire and America’s first epidemic were Newbery Honor winners. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2022-05-19 22:43:48 UTC ]
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Joan Didion, American journalist and author, dies at age 87

The unsparing observer of US culture, politics and public life won huge acclaim for her memoir The Year of Magical Thinking• Read Alex Clark’s interview with Joan Didion from February 2021• Obituary: Joan DidionJoan Didion, the eminent journalist, author and anthropologist of contemporary... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2021-12-23 17:19:56 UTC ]
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Prize-winning author Cathy MacPhail dies, aged 75

The prize-winning Scottish children’s author Cathy MacPhail has died at the age of 75 following a long illness.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-08-31 17:49:46 UTC ]
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Leon Litwack, Pulitzer Prize-winning scholar of America’s racial divide, dies at 91

The UC-Berkeley professor wrote deeply researched books about the legacy of slavery and Jim Crow. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-08-14 05:31:09 UTC ]
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Stephen Dunn, Pulitzer-winning poet of ‘the difficult magic of the ordinary,’ dies at 82

He was known for his plain-spoken poems that drew universal meaning from everyday occurrences. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-06-26 13:51:24 UTC ]
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Author Lucinda Riley dies after four-year cancer battle

Bestselling Irish author Lucinda Riley, best known for the Seven Sisters series, has died after battling cancer for four years.   Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-06-12 03:14:18 UTC ]
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Alison Lurie, Pulitzer-winning novelist of mordant wit and boundless empathy, dies at 94

Her books, including “Foreign Affairs” and “The War Between the Tates,” chronicled the lives of women searching for self-knowledge and self-fulfillment. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-12-03 12:42:07 UTC ]
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Nick Kotz, Crusading Journalist and Author, Dies at 87

He won a Pulitzer Prize for exposing unsafe conditions in meatpacking plants. He also wrote about hunger in America and the politics of the B-1 bomber. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-05-15 17:19:24 UTC ]
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Watch Pulitzer Prize-winning author Toni Morrison explain why she told black stories

Celebrated novelist Toni Morrison has died at 88, and she leaves behind a commanding legacy of the black experience in literature. Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison has died, according to a friend who confirmed the news to the Associated Press. She was 88 years old.Read Full Story Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2019-08-06 11:00:50 UTC ]
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Herman Wouk, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author, Dead At 103

Wouk authored million-selling books like "The Caine Mutiny" and "The Winds Of War." Continue reading at The Huffington Post

[ The Huffington Post | 2019-05-17 16:46:19 UTC ]
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Andrew Sean Greer, Jack Davis, Frank Bidart Win Pulitzers in Fiction, History, Poetry

The 2018 Pulitzer Prizes for Letters were awarded in the categories of fiction, history, biography poetry, and general nonfiction. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-04-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Pulitzer-winning photographer who captured the despair of war dies at 104

Former Associated Press photographer Max Desfor, whose photo of hundreds of Korean War refugees crawling across a damaged bridge in 1950 captured the desperation of wartime and helped win him a Pulitzer Prize, has died at the age of 104. Desfor, who died Monday in Silver Spring, Md., volunteered... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-02-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Sam Shepard, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Oscar-nominated actor, dies at 73

Sam Shepard, paragon playwright of the American West, was born to roam. With a father who was an Army officer and sometime farmer and a mother who was a teacher, Shepard — born in 1943, the oldest of three — spent his childhood bouncing around the heartland. This would later inform his writing,... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2017-07-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Vera B. Williams dies at 88; award-winning children's author and illustrator

Vera B. Williams' family saved pennies and nickels to get by during the Depression. So her mother's purchase of a "real chair" — neither stick-hard nor someone's castoff but brand new and cushiony — was an extravagance. "I don't intend to work all my life and have nowhere to sit down," the woman... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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