Professors Win Pulitzers

April 21, 2015

Professors were among the winners of the arts and letters categories in the 2015 Pulitzer Prizes, which were announced Monday:

  • In biography, the winner was The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe (Random House), by David I. Kertzer. Kertzer is the Paul Dupee University Professor of Social Science and professor of anthropology and Italian studies at Brown University.
  • In history, the winner was Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People (Hill and Wang), by Elizabeth A. Fenn. Fenn is the Walter S. and Lucienne Driskill Chair in Western American History at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
  • In music, the winner was "Anthracite Fields," by Julia Wolfe, who is on the composition faculty at New York University's Steinhardt School.
  • In poetry, the winner was the collection Digest (Four Way Books), by Gregory Pardlo, who is a teaching fellow in undergraduate writing at Columbia University.
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