2013 Pulitzer Prize

The 2013 Pulitzer Prizes were awarded on April 15, 2013 by the Pulitzer Prize Board for work during the 2012 calendar year.[1][2][3]

Prizes

There were 21 prizes awarded in three categories.

Journalism

Public Service
Sun Sentinel, Fort Lauderdale, FL, "for its well documented investigation of off-duty police officers who recklessly speed and endanger the lives of citizens, leading to disciplinary action and other steps to curtail a deadly hazard."[4]
California Watch "for its exposure of how a state-run police force failed to protect patients in homes for the developmentally disabled who had been beaten, tortured and raped, resulting in new laws and other remedial action."
The Washington Post "for its exploration of flawed evidence in a series of criminal cases prosecuted by the Justice Department that was never disclosed to defendants, causing a review of more than 20,000 cases and other corrective steps."
Breaking News Reporting
The Denver Post Staff "for its comprehensive coverage of the mass shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., that killed 12 and injured 58, using journalistic tools, from Twitter and Facebook to video and written reports, both to capture a breaking story and provide context."[5]
The Denver Post Staff "for its vivid coverage of a wildfire that destroyed more than 300 homes, combining on-the-ground reporting with imaginative use of digital tools, including a before-and-after interactive feature that helped displaced fire victims determine the fate of their homes before there was official notification."
Hartford Courant Staff "for its complete and sensitive coverage of the shooting massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., that killed 20 children and 6 adults, using digital tools as well as traditional reporting to tell the story quickly while portraying the stunned community’s grief."
Investigative Reporting
David Barstow and Alejandra Xanic von Bertrab of The New York Times for their reports on how Wal-Mart used widespread bribery to dominate the market in Mexico, resulting in changes in company practices.[6]
Patricia Callahan, Sam Roe, and Michael Hawthorne of the Chicago Tribune "for their exposure of manufacturers that imperil public health by continuing to use toxic fire retardants in household furniture and crib mattresses, triggering reform efforts at the state and national level."
Alexandra Zayas of the Tampa Bay Times "for her probe into unlicensed religious group-homes where children were beaten and locked in closet-size rooms for violating senseless rules, prompting action by state authorities."
Explanatory Reporting
The New York Times Staff "for its penetrating look into business practices by Apple and other technology companies that illustrates the darker side of a changing global economy for workers and consumers."[7]
Dan Egan of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "for his exhaustive examination of the struggle to keep Asian carp and other invasive species from reaching the Great Lakes and ultimately all of the nation’s inland waters, a story enhanced by animated graphics."
Tony Bartelme of The Post and Courier, Charleston, SC, "for his stories that helped readers understand the complex factors driving up their insurance bills."
Local Reporting
Brad Schrade, Jeremy Olson, and Glenn Howatt of the Star Tribune, Minneapolis, "for their powerful reports on the spike in infant deaths at poorly regulated day-care homes, resulting in legislative action to strengthen rules."[8]
Ames Alexander and Karen Garloch of The Charlotte (N.C.) Observer and Joseph Neff and David Raynor of The News and Observer, Raleigh, North Carolina "for their tenacious joint project investigating how the state’s major nonprofit hospitals generate large profits and contribute to the high cost of health care."
David Breen, Stephen Hudak, Jeff Kunerth, and Denise-Marie Ordway of the Orlando Sentinel "for their aggressive coverage of hazing rituals by the Florida A&M University marching band that killed a drum major and led to the resignation of the band leader and the university president."
National Reporting
Lisa Song, Elizabeth McGowan, and David Hasemyer of InsideClimate News, Brooklyn "for their rigorous reports on flawed regulation of the nation’s oil pipelines, focusing on potential ecological dangers posed by diluted bitumen (or "dilbit"), a controversial form of oil."[9]
Liz Kowalczyk, Carolyn Johnson, Todd Wallack, Patricia Wen, and Kay Lazar of The Boston Globe "for their aggressive coverage of the deadly national outbreak of fungal meningitis traced to a compounding pharmacy in suburban Boston, revealing how the medical regulatory system failed to safeguard patients."
Craig Whitlock, Greg Miller, Karen DeYoung, and Julie Tate of The Washington Post, "for their fresh exploration of how American drones moved from a temporary means to kill terrorists to a permanent weapon of war, raising issues of legality and accountability."
International Reporting
David Barboza of The New York Times "for his striking exposure of corruption at high levels of the Chinese government, including billions in secret wealth owned by relatives of the prime minister, well documented work published in the face of heavy pressure from the Chinese officials."[10]
The Associated Press Staff "for its brave portrayal of the chaotic civil war in Syria, using text stories as well as multimedia tools to provide on-the-ground accounts as well as wider context, often at personal peril to the journalists."
Richard Marosi of the Los Angeles Times "for his provocative articles on the fate of thousands of illegal Mexican immigrants deported by the United States in recent years, many who are living desperate lives along the U.S.-Mexico border."
Feature Writing
John Branch of The New York Times "for his evocative narrative about skiers killed in an avalanche and the science that explains such disasters, a project enhanced by its deft integration of multimedia elements."[11]
Kelley Benham of the Tampa Bay Times "for her searing personal account of the survival of her premature baby, born barely viable at 1 pound, 4 ounces, and her exploration of the costs and ethics of extreme medical intervention."
Eli Saslow of The Washington Post "for his moving portrait of a struggling swimming pool salesman that illustrates the daily emotional toll of the nation’s economic downturn."
Commentary
Bret Stephens of The Wall Street Journal "for his incisive columns on American foreign policy and domestic politics, often enlivened by a contrarian twist."[12]
Juliette Kayyem of The Boston Globe "for her colorful, well reported columns on an array of issues, from women in combat to oil drilling in Alaska."
Mark Di Ionno of The Star-Ledger, Newark, N.J., "for his hard hitting columns on Hurricane Sandy, the death of a gay college student and other local events and issues."
Criticism
Philip Kennicott of The Washington Post "for his eloquent and passionate essays on art and the social forces that underlie it, a critic who always strives to make his topics and targets relevant to readers."[13]
Mary McNamara of the Los Angeles Times "for her searching television criticism that often becomes a springboard for provocative comments on the culture at large."
Manohla Dargis of The New York Times "for her enlightening movie criticism, vividly written and showing deep understanding of the business and art of filmmaking."
Editorial Writing
Tim Nickens and Daniel Ruth of the Tampa Bay Times "for their diligent campaign that helped reverse a decision to end fluoridation of the water supply for the 700,000 residents of the newspaper’s home county."[14]
Staff of Newsday, Long Island, NY, "for its editorials in the chaotic wake of Hurricane Sandy, providing a voice of reason, hope and indignation as recovery began and the future challenge of limiting shoreline devastation emerged."
Jackson Diehl of The Washington Post "for his passionate editorials on the civil conflict in Syria, arguing for greater engagement by the United States to help stop bloodshed in a strategic Arab nation."
Editorial Cartooning
Steve Sack of the Star Tribune, Minneapolis "for his diverse collection of cartoons, using an original style and clever ideas to drive home his unmistakable point of view."[15]
Clay Bennett of the Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press "for polished, witty cartoons that effectively lampoon prominent leaders and groups in a polarized America."
Jeff Darcy of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, "for his fresh portfolio of cartoons that feature deft caricatures and leave no one guessing where he stands on important issues."
Breaking News Photography
Rodrigo Abd, Manu Brabo, Narciso Contreras, Khalil Hamra, and Muhammed Muheisen of the Associated Press "for their compelling coverage of the civil war in Syria, producing memorable images under extreme hazard."[16]
The Denver Post Staff "for its skillful coverage of the mass shooting at a theater in Aurora, Colo., capturing the scope of the tragedy in a poignant portfolio of pictures."
Tyler Hicks of The New York Times "for his powerful pictures chronicling deadly destruction in Gaza following a retaliatory bombing by Israel."
Feature Photography
Javier Manzano, a free-lance photographer, "for his extraordinary picture, distributed by Agence France-Presse, of two Syrian rebel soldiers tensely guarding their position as beams of light stream through bullet holes in a nearby metal wall"[17]
Liz O. Baylen of the Los Angeles Times "for her intimate essay, shot in shadowy black and white, documenting the shattered lives of people entangled in prescription drug abuse."
Renee C. Byer of The Sacramento Bee "for her heartwarming photographs of a grandfather raising three grandchildren after the violent death of his daughter and the loss of his wife to cancer."

Letters and drama

Fiction
The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson (Random House), "an exquisitely crafted novel that carries the reader on an adventuresome journey into the depths of totalitarian North Korea and into the most intimate spaces of the human heart."[18]
What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank by Nathan Englander (Alfred A. Knopf), "a diverse yet consistently masterful collection of stories that explore Jewish identity and questions of modern life in ways that can both delight and unsettle the reader."
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey (Reagan Arthur/Little, Brown), "an enchanting novel about an older homesteading couple who long for a child amid the harsh wilderness of Alaska and a feral girl who emerges from the woods to bring them hope."
Drama
Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar, "a moving play that depicts a successful corporate lawyer painfully forced to consider why he has for so long camouflaged his Pakistani Muslim heritage."[19]
Rapture, Blister, Burn by Gina Gionfriddo, "a searing comedy that examines the psyches of two women in midlife as they ruefully question the differing choices they have made."
4000 Miles by Amy Herzog, "a drama that shows acute understanding of human idiosyncrasy as a spiky 91-year-old locks horns with her rudderless 21-year-old grandson who shows up at her Greenwich Village apartment after a disastrous cross-country bike trip."
History
Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam by Fredrik Logevall (Random House), "a balanced, deeply researched history of how, as French colonial rule faltered, a succession of American leaders moved step by step down a road toward full-blown war."[20]
The Barbarous Years: The Peopling of British North America: The Conflict of Civilizations, 1600-1675 by Bernard Bailyn (Alfred A. Knopf), "a luminous account of how the British colonies took root amid raw brutality, often with terrible consequences for the settlers as well as the native population."
Lincoln’s Code: The Laws of War in American History by John Fabian Witt (Free Press), "a striking work examining how orders issued by President Lincoln to govern conduct on battlefields and in prisons during the Civil War have shaped modern laws of armed conflict."
Biography or Autobiography
The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo by Tom Reiss (Crown) "a compelling story of a forgotten swashbuckling hero of mixed race whose bold exploits were captured by his son, Alexander Dumas, in famous 19th century novels."[21]
Portrait of a Novel: Henry James and the Making of an American Masterpiece by Michael Gorra (Liveright), "an elegant and enlightening book that brings together the complicated life of a great author and the evolution of his great novel, The Portrait of a Lady."
The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy by David Nasaw (Penguin), "a monumental work that tells the story of the relentless tycoon who created a dynastic family that helped shape modern American history and also suffered immense tragedy."
Poetry
Stag's Leap by Sharon Olds (Alfred A. Knopf), "a book of unflinching poems on the author’s divorce that examine love, sorrow and the limits of self-knowledge."[22]
Collected Poems by the late Jack Gilbert (Alfred A. Knopf), "a half century of poems reflecting a creative author’s commitment to living fully and honestly and to producing straightforward work that illuminates everyday experience with startling clarity."
The Abundance of Nothing by Bruce Weigl (TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press), "a powerful collection of poems that explore the trauma of the Vietnam War and the feelings that have never left many of those who fought in the conflict."
General Non-Fiction
Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America by Gilbert King (Harper), "a richly detailed chronicle of racial injustice in the Florida town of Groveland in 1949, involving four black men falsely accused of rape and drawing a civil rights crusader, and eventual Supreme Court justice, into the legal battle."[23]
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo (Random House), "an engrossing book that plunges the reader into an Indian slum in the shadow of gleaming hotels near Mumbai’s airport, revealing a complex subculture where poverty does not extinguish aspiration."
The Forest Unseen: A Year's Watch in Nature by David George Haskell (Viking), "a fascinating book that, for a year, closely follows the natural wonders occurring within a tiny patch of old-growth Tennessee forest."

Music

Pulitzer Prize for Music
Caroline Shaw for Partita for 8 Voices "a highly polished and inventive a cappella work uniquely embracing speech, whispers, sighs, murmurs, wordless melodies and novel vocal effects."[24]
Aaron Jay Kernis for Pieces of Winter Sky "a luminous work that takes listeners into a mystical realm marked by taut expressive control and extraordinarily subtle changes of tone, texture and nuance."
Wadada Leo Smith for Ten Freedom Summers "an expansive jazz work that memorializes 10 key moments in the history of civil rights in America, fusing composed and improvised passages into powerful, eloquent music."

Special Citation

Not awarded in 2013.

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External links

4000 Miles

4000 Miles is a dramatic comedy by Amy Herzog. The play ran Off-Broadway in 2011, and again in 2012. The play was a finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Alejandra Xanic von Bertrab

Alejandra Xanic von Bertrab Wilhelm is a Mexican investigative journalist. She won the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting in 2013 along with David Barstow.

Ayad Akhtar

Ayad Akhtar (born October 28, 1970) is an American playwright, novelist, screenwriter and actor of Pakistani heritage who is best known for his play, Disgraced. The play received the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play, and was named the most produced play in America for the 2015–16 Season. Akhtar's work covers various themes including the human condition, love, responsibility, relationships, the American-Muslim experience, economics, immigration, identity, and aspects of culture.

Charles Duhigg

Charles Duhigg (born 1974) is a Pulitzer-prize winning American journalist and non-fiction author. He was a reporter for The New York Times and is the author of two books on habits and productivity, titled The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business and Smarter Faster Better.

David Hasemyer

David Hasemyer is an American journalist. With Lisa Song and Elizabeth McGowan, he won a 2013 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting, and a 2016 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award.

David Streitfeld

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He won a 2012 "Best in Business" award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers for his The New York Times stories on fake online reviews. Judges cited "a really nice job detailing this new review economy and how these reviews are replacing traditional advertising."Streitfeld was one of a team of New York Times reporters who won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting for a series of 10 articles on the business practices of Apple and other technology companies.In May 2014, Streitfeld broke the story of Amazon.com's negotiating tactics with publishing house Hachette, which he continued to cover for multiple months. The reporting on the topic by The New York Times and Streitfeld was the subject of a piece by The New York Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan in October 2014.In January 2015, Melville House published Gabriel Garcia Marquez: The Last Interview, a collection edited by Streitfeld. The introduction details his friendship with Marquez and the circumstances of their talks on two continents.In August 2015, Streitfeld and New York Times colleague Jodi Kantor co-authored Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace. The 6000-word story generated more than 6600 comments, the largest number of comments on a story in The New York Times history. Even the Times story reporting this fact drew over 200 comments.In December 2015, Melville House published Philip K. Dick: The Last Interview, edited by Streitfeld. In Maureen Corrigan's favorable review on NPR's Fresh Air of three recent volumes in the Last Interview series, she cited Streitfeld's "terrific introduction" to the interviews in Philip K. Dick: The Last Interview.Streitfeld's longtime friendship with science fiction author Elizabeth Hand inspired her Nebula Award-winning short story Echo.

Devil in the Grove

Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America is a 2012 non-fiction book by the American author Gilbert King. It is a history of the attorney Thurgood Marshall's defense of four young black men in Lake County, Florida, who were accused in 1949 of raping a white woman. They were known as the Groveland Boys. Marshall led a team from the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Published by Harper, the book was awarded the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction. The Pulitzer Committee described it as "a richly detailed chronicle of racial injustice."

Disgraced

Disgraced is a 2012 play by novelist and screenwriter Ayad Akhtar. It premiered in Chicago and has had Off-Broadway and Off West End engagements. The play, which won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, opened on Broadway at the Lyceum Theater October 23, 2014. Disgraced has also been recognized with a 2012 Joseph Jefferson Award for New Work – Play or Musical and a 2013 Obie Award for Playwriting. It is Akhtar's first stage play. The 2014 Broadway transfer earned a Tony Award for Best Play nomination in 2015.The play is centered on sociopolitical themes such as Islamophobia and the self-identity of Muslim-American citizens. It focuses on a dinner party between four people with very different backgrounds. As discussion turns to politics and religion, the mood quickly becomes heated. Described as a "combustible powder keg of identity politics," the play depicts racial and ethnic prejudices that "secretly persist in even the most progressive cultural circles." It is also said to depict the challenge for upwardly mobile Muslim Americans in the post-9/11 America. Productions have included performances by Aasif Mandvi and Erik Jensen.

Fredrik Logevall

Fredrik Logevall (born 1963) is a Swedish-American historian and educator at Harvard University, where he is the Laurence D. Belfer Professor of International Affairs at the John F. Kennedy School of Government and professor of history in the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences. He is a specialist in U.S. foreign policy and the Vietnam Wars. He was previously the Stephen and Madeline Anbinder Professor of History at Cornell University, where he also served as vice provost and as director of the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies. He 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.

InsideClimate News

InsideClimate News is a non-profit and non-partisan news organization, focusing on environmental journalism. The publication writes that it "covers clean energy, carbon energy, nuclear energy and environmental science—plus the territory in between where law, policy and public opinion are shaped."Established in 2007, the Brooklyn, New York-based website covers environmental issues. It won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for its coverage of the Kalamazoo River oil spill.

Keith Bradsher

Keith Bradsher is a business and economics reporter and the Shanghai bureau chief of The New York Times. He was previously the chief Hong Kong correspondent since 2002, reporting on Greater China, Southeast Asia and South Asia on topics including economic trends, manufacturing, energy, health issues and the environment. He has won several awards for his reporting and was part of a team of New York Times reporters who won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting for a series of 10 articles about the business practices of Apple and other technology companies.

Philip Kennicott

Philip Kennicott is the chief Art and Architecture Critic of The Washington Post. Kennicott won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. He had twice been a Pulitzer Prize finalist before: in 2012, he was a runner-up for the criticism prize, and in 2000, he was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing for a series on gun control in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. In 2015, he was a National Magazine Award finalist in the Essays and Criticism category for an essay he contributed to Virginia Quarterly Review; that piece, "Smuggler,"

was also selected for the 2015 volume Best American Essays. In 2006, he was an Emmy Award nominee for a Web-based video journal about democracy and oil money in Azerbaijan.

Kennicott was raised in Schenectady, New York, where he studied piano with composer and pianist Joseph Fennimore. In 1983, he attended Deep Springs College, before transferring to Yale in 1986. Kennicott graduated summa cum laude with a degree in philosophy in 1988.

Kennicott served as an editor of several classical music publications in New York City from 1988–95, including Senior Editor of Musical America and Editor of Chamber Music Magazine. He became classical music critic of the Detroit News in 1995, and later Chief Classical Music Critic of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. In 1999, he joined the Washington Post as Chief Classical Music Critic, before becoming Culture Critic in 2001, and Art and Architecture Critic in 2011. Kennicott is also a former contributing editor at The New Republic, where he wrote articles on classical music, and has served as a reviewer and columnist for Gramophone.

Kennicott is a frequent participant in national and international symposia, including the Aspen Ideas Festival and the World Justice Forum IV in the Hague.

Pieces of Winter Sky

Pieces of Winter Sky is a composition for chamber ensemble by the American composer Aaron Jay Kernis. The work was commissioned by the consortium Music Accord for the ensemble eighth blackbird. The piece was a runner-up for 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Music, losing to Caroline Shaw's Partita for 8 Voices.

Steve Sack

Steve Sack (born 1953) is an American cartoonist who won a 2013 Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning. With Chris Foote he draws the cartoon activity panel Doodles and he is editorial cartoonist for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, where he started in 1981. Both Doodles is distributed by Creators Syndicate. Sack's editorial cartoons are distributed by Cagle Cartoons.

The Orphan Master's Son

The Orphan Master's Son is a 2012 novel by American author Adam Johnson. It deals with intertwined themes of propaganda, identity and state power in North Korea. The novel was awarded the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

The Snow Child

The Snow Child is the debut novel by Eowyn Ivey. It was first published on February 1, 2012 by Little, Brown and Company. The novel was a finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and was generally well received by critics.The Snow Child is set in the 1920s and follows Jack and Mabel, a childless older couple struggling as homesteaders in the Alaskan wilderness. The sudden emergence of a young girl from the woods changes their lives.

Tom Reiss

Tom Reiss (born May 5, 1964) is an American author, historian, and journalist. He is the author of three nonfiction books, the latest of which is The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo (2012), which received the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography. His previous books are Führer-Ex: Memoirs of a Former Neo-Nazi (1996), the first inside exposé of the European neo-Nazi movement; and The Orientalist: Solving the Mystery of a Strange and Dangerous Life (2005), which became an international bestseller. As a journalist, Reiss has written for The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times.

Wadada Leo Smith

Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith (born December 18, 1941) is an American trumpeter and composer, working primarily in the fields of avant-garde jazz and free improvisation. He was one of three finalists for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Music for Ten Freedom Summers, released on May 22, 2012.

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