Colson Whitehead, New York Times Lead Honoris – Variety2 min read
“Nickel Boys” author Colson Whitehead won his second Pulitzer Prize for Fiction on Monday, while playwright Michael R. Jackson’s meta-song “A Strange Loop” is doing exactly the same thing about a black career as a black one. Winning prizes for drama.
Whitehead had previously won the award for “Underground Railroad” in 2017. “Nickel Boys” centers on two teenagers who are brutalized in an abusive teen reformer school.
The New York Times led the pack with three honors. These awards included a commentary on a Nicole Hanna-Jones essay published as part of The 1619 project, an ambitious project to inherit slavery in the United States. The paper was also credited with investigating Bracan M. Rosenthal’s involvement in the taxi industry, when multiple articles on Vladimir Putin’s corruption and election mediation were awarded for international reporting.
But it was the English Daily News and the pro-republic that regarded the organization as the highest honor – for the series of stories about the lack of police protection in the villages of Alaska to serve the people of Pulitzer.
Other top award winners included Benjamin Moser’s “Santag: His Life and Work” which was recognized in the biographical section; W. Caleb McDaniel’s “Sweet Taste of Freedom: A True Story of Slavery and Restoration in America” recognized in the History section; And recognized in the Anthony Davis’ opera “Central Park Five” music section.
The first-ever audio reporting honor was given to Emily Green of “The American Life” and Molly O’Toole of the Los Angeles Times and Emily Green of Vice News for “The Out Crowd,” a policy for asylum seekers to stay in the “Trump administration.”