2022 Pulitzer Prize for Cuban-American historian Ada Ferrer

In addition to the multiple awards in journalism, a shared Pulitzer Prize was announced, in the category of historical book, for the Cuban-American Ada Ferrer, with her book “Cuba: An American History.”

Crews, journalists and photographers from the New York Times, Miami Herald, Tampa Bay Times, Quanta Magazine, Chicago Tribune, The Atlantic, The Kansas City Star, Houston Chronicle, Insider, Los Angeles Times, Getty Images, Reuters, Futuro Media and PRX, The Washington Post, among others, were awarded in this edition of the prestigious journalism awards.

The Washington Post, for example, was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for its “forceful and vivid” coverage of the assault on the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021. While the Miami Herald was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Hora for his coverage of the Champlain Towers South apartment building collapse.

Pulitzer Prize winners are announced for the 106th time in New York. Former AP journalist Marjorie Miller, who took over her job as awards administrator in April, announced the winners via live broadcast. In it, Miller also announced a special mention to Ukrainian journalists for their “courage, resilience and commitment” during the war with Russia.

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In the historical book category, the prize was shared. One for Ada Ferrer, with her book “Cuba: An American History” (or “Cuba: Una historia americana”), an extensive history of Cuba and its complex ties with the United States, from before the arrival of Christopher Columbus to the present . And another for Nicole Eustace, with “Covered with Night: A Story of Murder and Indigenous Justice in Early America.”

Cuban-American Ada Ferrer, professor of History and Latin American and Caribbean Studies at New York University, where she is also Eustace professor, has previously been awarded for that same book by the Los Angeles Times in its category best history book

14 of the 21 Pulitzer Prize categories are reserved for journalistic work, from investigative stories to photographs and cartoons. But the prize is also awarded to literature (biography, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, history), music and theater.

The winners are determined by a jury based at Columbia University in New York. Last year, the Pulitzers awarded, in particular, the coverage of various US media on the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and the protests against racism and police brutality after the death of African-American George Floyd.

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rml (dpa, @PulitzerPrizes, last updated at 22:05 CET)

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