Pulitzer Prize

Pulitzer Prize winner and "To Kill A Mockingbird" author Harper Lee smiles before receiving the 2007 Presidential Medal of Freedom on November 5, 2007 in Washington, DC. The Medal of Freedom is given to those who have made remarkable contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, culture, or other private or public endeavors. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Author Harper Lee Will Publish Second Novel

“To Kill a Mockingbird” will not be Harper Lee’s only published book after all.

02/03/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio (left) and journalist Jose Antonio Vargas. (Credit: CBS 2; Anna Webber/Getty Images for Define American)

De Blasio Defends Journalist Detained By U.S. Border Patrol In Texas

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday released a statement in support of Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who was detained by U.S. Border Patrol Agents after living and working in the country illegally for years.

07/15/2014

"The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao," by Junot Diaz (Credit: CBS 2)

Some West Essex H.S. Students, Parents Disapprove Of ‘Pornographic’ Book

“Dirty, disgusting, pornographic” is how 16-year-old Noah Lazarovitch described the book, “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao,” which is a New York Times best seller and Pulitzer Prize-winning novel written by Junot Diaz.

05/07/2014

Sig Gissler, administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes, announces the 97th annual Pulitzer Prize winners at Columbia University - April 15, 2013 (credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

New York Times Wins Four Pulitzer Prizes

The Pulitzers, journalism’s highest honor, are given out each year by Columbia University on the recommendation of a board of journalists and others. Each award carries a $10,000 prize except for the public service award, which is a gold medal.

04/15/2013

A view of the marquee outside of the 'Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark' in New York City. (Photo by Joe Corrigan/Getty Images)

Playwrights Bask In Attention On Broadway

Drug addiction, religion, the Iraq war, class warfare and marital sacrifice, it’s been a grim season on Broadway. But not for the playwrights.

05/21/2011