Academics were among the winners of Pulitzer Prizes announced Monday:
- Dan Fagin, associate professor of journalism and the director of the Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting Program at New York University, won the award for general nonfiction for Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation, (Bantam Books).
- Megan Marshall, who teaches in the M.F.A. program at Emerson College, won the award for biography for Margaret Fuller: A New American Life (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt).
- Vijay Seshadri, who teaches poetry and nonfiction writing at Sarah Lawrence College, won the award for poetry for his collection 3 Sections (Graywolf Press).
- Alan Taylor, the Thomas Jefferson Professor of History at the University of Virginia, won the history award for The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832, (W.W. Norton).