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Photos: AP photographers win Pulitzer for US racial injustice protest coverage

A protester carries a US flag upside down, a sign of distress, next to a burning building, May 28, 2020, in Minneapolis. (Julio Cortez / AP Photo) 12
A protester carries a US flag upside down, a sign of distress, next to a burning building, May 28, 2020, in Minneapolis. (Julio Cortez / AP Photo)
Updated on Jun 12, 2021 05:05 PM IST
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  • A team of 10 Associated Press photographers won the Pulitzer Prize for coverage of racial injustice protests in the US. The photographers had captured the drama and raw emotion of protests that roiled US cities after the May 2020 death of Floyd, a Black man murdered by a Minneapolis police officer. A look at images from the series of photographs by The Associated Press that won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography.

'The Night Watchman,' 'The Hot Wing King,' Malcolm X biography win arts Pulitzer

The awards were announced Friday during a remote ceremony that honored the best work in journalism and the arts in 2020, a year defined in part by the police killing of George Floyd and the protests and reckoning which followed.
Stories of race, racism and colonialism in the U.S. swept the Pulitzer Prizes for the arts, from Louise Erdrich's novel “The Night Watchman” to a Malcolm X biography co-written by the late Les Payne to Katori Hall's play “The Hot Wing King.”(Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Stories of race, racism and colonialism in the U.S. swept the Pulitzer Prizes for the arts, from Louise Erdrich's novel “The Night Watchman” to a Malcolm X biography co-written by the late Les Payne to Katori Hall's play “The Hot Wing King.”(Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Published on Jun 12, 2021 09:17 AM IST
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Twinkle Khanna shares 3 book recommendations ‘for a brief respite’ amid Covid-19

  • Twinkle Khanna recommends these 3 books or short stories that she recently read and re-read to lose herself ‘within the comfort of printed pages’ amid the ongoing conflicts and Covid-19 gloom
Twinkle Khanna shares 3 book recommendations ‘for a brief respite’ amid the ongoing conflicts and Covid-19 gloom(Instagram/twinklerkhanna)
Twinkle Khanna shares 3 book recommendations ‘for a brief respite’ amid the ongoing conflicts and Covid-19 gloom(Instagram/twinklerkhanna)
Updated on May 23, 2021 08:19 PM IST
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Of beauty, survival, criticism, love and pain: Why Susan Sontag will always be relevant

Many writers in time have tried to guard and warn the progressing societies on past mistakes and present failures and possible future collapses but Sontag was a bit different when it came to embody those developments. She was serious about each and everything. Read on.
Of beauty, survival, criticism, love and pain: Why Susan Sontag will always be relevant.(@antonellosaiz/Instagram)
Of beauty, survival, criticism, love and pain: Why Susan Sontag will always be relevant.(@antonellosaiz/Instagram)
Updated on May 21, 2020 11:05 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | BySrishti Jha

3 Indian photojournalists from Jammu and Kashmir win Pulitzer Prize

The achievement of Dar Yasin, Mukhtar Khan and Channi Anand of the Associated Press (AP) in winning the most prestigious award in American journalism was acclaimed in J&K.
One of the images, taken in J&K in August 2019, of the series which won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography(AP Photo)
One of the images, taken in J&K in August 2019, of the series which won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography(AP Photo)
Updated on May 06, 2020 12:27 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | ByAshiq Hussain

‘You make us proud’: Rahul Gandhi on 3 J&K photojournalists for Pulitzer win

The awards come at a time when the local journalists in Kashmir are decrying the difficult circumstances they are facing while working on the field.
Photojournalist Dar Yasin celebrates with his family at his home in Srinagar, after winning the Pulitzer Prize in Feature Photography category, on Tuesday.(AP Photo)
Photojournalist Dar Yasin celebrates with his family at his home in Srinagar, after winning the Pulitzer Prize in Feature Photography category, on Tuesday.(AP Photo)
Updated on May 05, 2020 06:56 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi

‘Riveting’ coverage of Alaska policing wins Pulitzer Prize; Colson Whitehead’s ‘The Nickel Boys’ also awarded

The Pulitzer Prizes in journalism were first awarded in 1917 and are considered the field’s most prestigious honour in the U.S. The initial Pulitzer ceremony, which had been scheduled for April 20, was pushed to give Pulitzer Board members who were busy covering the pandemic more time to evaluate the finalists.
This combination photo shows the cover of
This combination photo shows the cover of "The Nickel Boys," left, and a portrait of author Colson Whitehead. Whitehead won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his work on Monday, May 4, 2020. (Doubleday, left, and Madeline Whitehead/Doubleday via AP)(AP)
Updated on May 05, 2020 01:22 PM IST
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‘Moment of pride for all of us,’ says ace J&K photographer Channi Anand on bagging the Pulitzer Prize

Channi Anand of Jammu and Kashmir, along with Mukhtar Khan and Yasin Dar from Kashmir, was conferred the prestigious award on Monday.
Anand participated in World Press competitions during initial years of his career but then stopped participating because he felt that “Indian lensmen were not recognized for their work at that forum.”(HT Photo)
Anand participated in World Press competitions during initial years of his career but then stopped participating because he felt that “Indian lensmen were not recognized for their work at that forum.”(HT Photo)
Updated on May 05, 2020 12:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jammu | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

Pulitzer Prize announcement to be postponed due to coronavirus pandemic

Pulitzer Prize administrator Dana Canedy said the board includes many journalists who are on the front lines of reporting on the coronavirus pandemic.
The announcement of Pulitzer winners in journalism and the arts will be postponed from April 20 to May 4 in view of the coronavirus outbreak.(Photo-pulitzer.org)
The announcement of Pulitzer winners in journalism and the arts will be postponed from April 20 to May 4 in view of the coronavirus outbreak.(Photo-pulitzer.org)
Published on Apr 08, 2020 07:21 AM IST
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New York | ByAssociated Press

Harper Lee death anniversary: Remembering the author of To Kill a Mockingbird

Pulitzer Prize winning author Nelle Harper Lee, who is best known for her 1960 novel To Kill a Mockingbird, wrote only two novels during her lifetime.
Harper Lee’s works are replete with memorable and thought provoking dialogues.(Wikimedia Commons)
Harper Lee’s works are replete with memorable and thought provoking dialogues.(Wikimedia Commons)
Updated on Feb 19, 2020 11:04 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

Oprah Winfrey picks Olive, Again for her next book club read

Olive, Again is the follow-up to Elizabeth Strout’s Pulitzer Prize winning Olive Kitteridge, which came out in 2008.
This image released by Random House shows
This image released by Random House shows "Olive. Again," by Elizabeth Strout. Oprah Winfrey has chosen Strout’s novel as her next book club read. (Random House via AP)(AP)
Updated on Nov 08, 2019 10:01 AM IST
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New York | ByAssociated Press

Notable quotes by Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, who died Monday at age 88

Toni Morrison’s novels included The Bluest Eye, Beloved, and its sequel, Jazz. Here are some quotes by the acclaimed author.
FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2013 file photo, author Toni Morrison signs copies of her latest book
FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2013 file photo, author Toni Morrison signs copies of her latest book "Home," during Google's online program series, Authors At Google, in New York. The Nobel Prize-winning author has died. Publisher Alfred A. Knopf says Morrison died Monday, Aug. 5, 2019 at Montefiore Medical Center in New York. She was 88. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)(AP)
Updated on Jun 11, 2020 01:45 AM IST
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New York | ByAssociated Press

Toni Morrison, Nobel-winning author, dies at 88

Toni Morrison’s novels included “The Bluest Eye,” “Beloved,” and its sequel, “Jazz.”
Toni Morrison has died at the age of 88.(Reuters Photo)
Toni Morrison has died at the age of 88.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Aug 06, 2019 08:09 PM IST
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New York | ByAgence France-Presse

Aretha Franklin posthumously awarded Pulitzer Prize for contribution to music

Aretha Franklin’s honour was announced as one of the 2019 Pulitzer Prizes for Arts, Drama and Music, with the singer being acknowledged “for her incredible contribution to American music and culture for more than five decades.”
FILE - In this April 8, 1975 file photo, singer Aretha Franklin performs during the 47th Annual Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles. Franklin is still getting R.E.S.P.E.C.T. after death: The Queen of Soul received the Pulitzer Prize Special Citation honor Monday, April 15, 2019, becoming the first individual woman to earn a special citation prize since the honor was first awarded in 1930. Franklin, 76, died at her home in Detroit on Aug. 16, 2018. (AP Photo, File)(AP)
FILE - In this April 8, 1975 file photo, singer Aretha Franklin performs during the 47th Annual Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles. Franklin is still getting R.E.S.P.E.C.T. after death: The Queen of Soul received the Pulitzer Prize Special Citation honor Monday, April 15, 2019, becoming the first individual woman to earn a special citation prize since the honor was first awarded in 1930. Franklin, 76, died at her home in Detroit on Aug. 16, 2018. (AP Photo, File)(AP)
Updated on Apr 17, 2019 09:32 AM IST
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Asian News International | ByAsian News International, Washington D.c. [usa]

Jailed Reuters reporters win Pulitzer Prize

The Pulitzers, the most prestigious prizes in American journalism, have been awarded since 1917 after being established in the will of newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer.
The 18-member Pulitzer board is made up of past winners and other distinguished journalists and academics.
The 18-member Pulitzer board is made up of past winners and other distinguished journalists and academics.
Updated on Apr 16, 2019 12:58 AM IST
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NEW YORK | ByReuters

Pulitzer winner Cathal McNaughton denied back entry into India for allegedly travelling to J-K restricted areas

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) have also held discussions to review protocols on foreign journalists.
McNaughton, an Irish national who won the Pulitzer Prize in May 2018, allegedly travelled to restricted and protected areas in Jammu and Kashmir without permission.(Instagram/Cathal McNaughton)
McNaughton, an Irish national who won the Pulitzer Prize in May 2018, allegedly travelled to restricted and protected areas in Jammu and Kashmir without permission.(Instagram/Cathal McNaughton)
Updated on Dec 28, 2018 04:36 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Life-changing reads of 2018

Five authors share the one book of 2018 that taught them something new about life
Five authors pick a book each that taught them a new lesson this year
Five authors pick a book each that taught them a new lesson this year
Updated on Dec 15, 2018 10:27 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySamreen Tungekar

Jaipur Lit Fest 2019 lineup announced, speakers to include Markus Zusak, Hari Kunzru

JLF co-director, William Dalrymple says the 2019 line up is the strongest Jaipur lineup ever. It’ll have an unrivalled literary ‘First Eleven’ of remarkable poets and acclaimed novelists, historians and biographers, travellers and critics, actors, screenwriters, and more
Come January, literary heavyweights will gather in Jaipur for a sumptuous feast of ideas at the annual Zee Jaipur Literature Festival.(Jaipur Literature Fest Official Site)
Come January, literary heavyweights will gather in Jaipur for a sumptuous feast of ideas at the annual Zee Jaipur Literature Festival.(Jaipur Literature Fest Official Site)
Updated on Oct 20, 2018 07:29 PM IST
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Indo Asian News Service | ByIndo Asian News Service

A story for everyone #WithPride

We have curated a selection of books which tell stories of queer community, their struggles, challenges, and what it means to be LGBTQI+.
eleven Ways to Love is a collection of essays on love, written in prose and verse.
eleven Ways to Love is a collection of essays on love, written in prose and verse.
Updated on Sep 13, 2018 03:40 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByMedha Shri Dahiya

Fight bad news with good journalism, says Pulitzer winner

Cristal Williams Chancellor of the US-based non-profit Women’s Media Center (WMC) says the current media situation worries as her without free press, democracy cannot exist.
Cristal Williams Chancellor, director of WMC, was part of a team that won a Pulitzer for stories on race relations.(Kunal Patil/HT)
Cristal Williams Chancellor, director of WMC, was part of a team that won a Pulitzer for stories on race relations.(Kunal Patil/HT)
Published on Aug 12, 2018 12:20 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByDeepanjana Pal

Philip Roth, fearless and celebrated Pulitzer Prize winning author, dies at 85

Roth won virtually every literary honour, including the Pulitzer Prize for the book, American Pastoral.
American author Philip Roth’s death was confirmed by his literary agent, Andrew Wylie, who said Roth died Tuesday night, May 22, 2018, of congestive heart failure.(AP)
American author Philip Roth’s death was confirmed by his literary agent, Andrew Wylie, who said Roth died Tuesday night, May 22, 2018, of congestive heart failure.(AP)
Updated on May 23, 2018 10:17 AM IST
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Associated Press, New York | ByAssociated Press, New York

Wanted to show the plight of the Rohingyas: Pulitzer-winning photographer Adnan Abidi

Adnan Abidi, the first Indian photojournalist along with Danish Siddiqui to win the Pulitzer Prize, talks to us about his award-winning coverage of the Rohingya crisis
Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Adnan Abidi(Jasjeet Plaha/HT Photo)
Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Adnan Abidi(Jasjeet Plaha/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 29, 2018 05:57 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByJasjeet Plaha, New Delhi
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