Pulitzer Prize winning authors Ayad Akhtar (Disgraced), Rick Atkinson (The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945), and Lawrence Wright (Thirteen Days in September: The Dramatic Story of the Struggle for Peace) will discuss their Pulitzer-winning works as well as their current writing.
Why should you attend?
In celebration of the one hundredth anniversary of the Pulitzer Prizes, you will have the opportunity to hear from a stellar line-up of Prize recipients, discussing the impact such attention provides their work in journalism, literature, history, and drama, both in the moment and with their ongoing projects.
The Pulitzer Prizes
2013 Pulitzer Prize in Drama: Ayad Akhtar, Disgraced
2007 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction: Lawrence Wright, The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11
2003 Pulitzer Prize in History: Rick Atkinson, An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943
1999 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service: Rick Atkinson, awarded to the Washington Post for a series of investigative articles directed and edited by Atkinson on shootings by the District of Columbia police department
1982 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting: Rick Atkinson, at the Kansas City Times, for the uniform excellence of his reporting and writing on stories of national import
This program has been made possible in part by a major grant from the 2016 Pulitzer Prize Centennial Campfires Initiative.