Three Jewish women writers won Pulitzer prizes today for their work in The New York Times and The New Yorker.
Emily Nussbaum, the television critic for The New Yorker, took home the prize in Criticism over colleagues Hilton Als and Manohla Dargis of The New York Times for the “affection” and “shrewdness” of her writing.
Hot damn. I won a goddamn Pulitzer. Thank you to this wonderful magazine for letting me mouth off & think out loud.— emily nussbaum (@emilynussbaum) April 18, 2016
Kathryn Schulz, also of The New Yorker, won in the Feature Writing category for her piece “The Really Big One” about the inevitable earthquake along the Cascadia fault line. The runner-ups in the category were Eli Saslow of The Washington Post and N.R. Kleinfeld of The New York Times.
Finally, long-time international reporter, Alissa J. Rubin, won in that category for her work in The New York Times, documenting the cruelties endured by Afghan women. The New York Times staff was also up for the award, in addition to Tom Wright, Bradley Hope, Simon Clark, Mia Lamar and James Hookway of The Wall Street Journal.