Glenn Frankel

Glenn Frankel is an author, academic and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. He worked for many years for The Washington Post, where he was bureau chief in Southern Africa, Jerusalem and London and editor of The Washington Post Sunday magazine. He is the author of four books, the latest of which is High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic, which was published on February 21, 2017. He served as a visiting professor of journalism at Stanford University, and later as director of the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin and G.B. Dealey Regents Professor in Journalism.[1]


Frankel, who grew up in Rochester, N.Y., graduated from Columbia University and began working as a reporter in 1973 for the weekly Richmond Mercury (Virginia). After the Mercury folded in 1975, he joined the Bergen Record in Hackensack, New Jersey. Frankel left to join the Metro staff of The Washington Post in 1979, where he first served as Richmond (Va.) bureau chief. Between 1982 and 1983 Frankel was a Professional Journalism Fellow at Stanford[2] Between 1983 and 1986, Frankel worked as the Post's Southern Africa bureau chief, covering wars, famine and the uprising against South Africa's apartheid regime. His next assignment was bureau chief in Jerusalem, where he covered the first Palestinian intifada and its impact on Arabs and Jews. From 1989 to 1992, he was London Bureau chief and covered the political demise of Margaret Thatcher and the first Gulf War. He returned to The Washington Post newsroom in 1993 and served as editor of The Washington Post Magazine from 1998 to 2002, when he left to serve a second tour in London. After leaving the Post in 2006, he spent four years as the Lokey Visiting Professor in journalism at Stanford, and in 2010 he became director of the UT School of Journalism.[3] His book The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend, published by Bloomsbury in 2013, was a New York Times and Los Angeles Times bestseller. It was praised by The New York Times as "a vivid, revelatory account." Kirkus Reviews described it as "a remarkable journey...through the tangled borderland of fact and fiction, legend and myth."[4]

In 2014 Glenn Frankel left the University of Texas and returned home to Arlington, Va. to write books full-time.[1] Frankel's new book High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic , he has written, "tells the story of the making of a great American Western, set against the backdrop of a turbulent political era whose lessons resonate in our own troubled time." [5] Library Journal praised the book as "one of the most accessible books ever written concerning the effects of HUAC on Hollywood."[6] Kirkus Reviews called it "comprehensive guide to both a classic film and the era that created it," while The Christian Science Monitor described it as a "fascinating and revealing new book."[7][8]


Glenn Frankel won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 1989 for his "sensitive and balanced reporting from Israel and the Middle East".[9]

His first book, Beyond the Promised Land: Jews and Arabs on the Hard Road to a New Israel, received the National Jewish Book Award. His second, Rivonia's Children, was a finalist for the Alan Paton Prize, South Africa's most prestigious non-fiction literary award.

Frankel won an Alicia Patterson Journalism Fellowship[10] in 1998 to research and write about white activists being in the struggle against apartheid.

The Searchers was named one of the Top Ten Books of 2013 by Library Journal.[11][12] It won the 2014 Richard Wall Memorial Award from the Theatre Library Association for exemplary research.


  1. ^ a b "School of Journalism director Glenn Frankel to leave UT after 2013-2014 academic year - The Daily Texan". Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  2. ^ Knight Fellowship page listing former fellows
  3. ^ Pulitzer Prize Winner Named UT School of Journalism Director
  4. ^ THE SEARCHERS by Glenn Frankel | Kirkus Reviews.
  5. ^ "glennfrankel". glennfrankel. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  6. ^ "High Noon". Bloomsbury Publishing. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  7. ^ "Reviews -". glennfrankel. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  8. ^ Dotinga, Randy (2017-02-09). "An author explains how classic film 'High Noon' illustrated a tense moment in US history". The Christian Science Monitor. ISSN 0882-7729. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  9. ^ Pulitzer Prize page listing winners from 1989
  10. ^ Alicia Patterson Journalism Fellowship
  11. ^ CNN, By Bill Mears. "New book reveals the story behind the epic Western 'The Searchers' -". CNN. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  12. ^ "Best Books 2013: Top Ten". Library Journal Reviews. Retrieved 2017-02-11.

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1989 Pulitzer Prize

Winners of the 1989 Pulitzer Prize by Category

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Cynthia Ann Parker

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