Announcing the 2022 Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism, Drama, Books and Music; check the full list here

The 2022 Pulitzer Prize winners in Journalism, Books, Drama and Music were announced on Monday, with India scooping four awards for documenting India’s battle against COVID-19. Indian winners include Adnan Abidi, Sanna Irshad Mattoo, Amit Dave and the late Danish Siddiqui in the Reportage Photography category. It is worth mentioning that the photojournalist Siddiqui, who was associated with the international news agency Reuters, was killed last year while covering the clashes between Afghan troops and the Taliban in the Spin Boldak district of the city. from Kandahar.

Along with four Indians, Ukrainian journalists have received a special 2022 Pulitzer Prize citation for their courage, endurance and commitment to truthful reporting in the ongoing Russian-Ukrainian war. The jury noted that despite relentless bombings, kidnappings, occupation, and even deaths among their ranks, they persisted in their efforts to provide an accurate picture of the terrible reality. Additionally, The Washington Post received the Public Service Award for covering the Capitol riots, the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan, and the collapse of the Surfside condominium in Florida.

The full list of journalism winners and their award descriptions are as follows:

Investigative report: Corey G. Johnson, Rebecca Woolington and Eli Murray of the Tampa Bay Times

For a compelling expose of the highly toxic hazards inside Florida’s only battery recycling plant that forced the implementation of safety measures to adequately protect nearby workers and residents.

Latest news report

Miami Herald staff

For its urgent yet comprehensive coverage of the collapse of the Champlain Towers South condominium complex, fusing clear, compassionate writing with comprehensive news and accountability reporting.

Investigation reports

Corey G. Johnson, Rebecca Woolington and Eli Murray of the Tampa Bay Times

For a compelling expose of the highly toxic hazards inside Florida’s only battery recycling plant that forced the implementation of safety measures to adequately protect nearby workers and residents.

Explanatory report

Staff of Quanta Magazine, New York, NY, including Natalie Wolchover

For coverage that revealed the intricacies of building the James Webb Space Telescope, designed to facilitate groundbreaking astronomical and cosmological research.

Local reports

Madison Hopkins of the Better Government Association and Cecilia Reyes of the Chicago Tribune

For a piercing examination of the city’s long history of failed building and fire safety code enforcement that left fraudulent homeowners to commit serious violations that resulted in dozens of unnecessary deaths .

National reports

New York Times Staff

For an ambitious project that quantified a disturbing pattern of fatal police traffic stops, illustrating how hundreds of deaths could have been avoided and how officers generally avoided punishment.

International reports

New York Times Staff

For courageous and relentless reporting that exposed the heavy civilian toll of US-led airstrikes, challenging official accounts of US military engagements in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. (Moved by the Civil Service Category Council, where he was also appointed.)


Kansas City Star Melinda Henneberger

For persuasive columns demanding justice for the alleged victims of a retired police detective accused of being a sexual predator.


Salamishah Tillet, Contributing Critic at Large, The New York Times

For scholarly and elegant writing about black histories in art and popular culture – work that bridges academic and non-academic critical discourse.

Editorial writing

Lisa Falkenberg, Michael Lindenberger, Joe Holley and Luis Carrasco of the Houston Chronicle

For a campaign that, with original reporting, exposed voter suppression tactics, dismissed the myth of widespread voter fraud, and advocated for sensible electoral reforms

Illustrated report and commentary

Fahmida Azim, Anthony Del Col, Josh Adams and Walt Hickey of Insider, New York, NY

For using graphic reporting and the medium of comics to tell a powerful yet intimate story of Chinese oppression of the Uyghurs, making the issue accessible to a wider audience.

Latest Photography news

Marcus Yam of the Los Angeles Times

For raw, urgent footage of the US departure from Afghanistan that captures the human cost of historic change in the country. (Moved from Feature Photography by Jury.)

Win McNamee, Drew Angerer, Spencer Platt, Samuel Corum and Jon Cherry of Getty Images

For comprehensive and always captivating photos of the attack on the United States Capitol.

Reportage photography

Reuters Danish Adnan Abidi, Sanna Irshad Mattoo, Amit Dave and the late Siddiqui

For footage from India’s COVID toll that balanced intimacy and devastation, while providing viewers with a heightened sense of place. (Moved from Breaking News Photography by the jury.)

Audio reports

Staff of Futuro Media, New York, NY and PRX, Boston, Mass.

For “Suave,” a brutally honest and immersive profile of a man reentering society after serving more than 30 years in prison.


The Netanyahus: Narrative of a Minor and Ultimately Even Negligible Episode in the History of a Very Famous Family, by Joshua Cohen (New York Review Books)

A biting, linguistically adept historical novel about the ambiguities of the Jewish-American experience, presenting ideas and disputes as volatile as its tight plot.


Fat Ham, by James Ijames

A funny and poignant piece that cleverly transposes “Hamlet” to a family barbecue in the American South to address issues of identity, kinship, responsibility and honesty.


Covered by Night, by Nicole Eustace (Liveright/Norton)

A gripping tale of Native justice in early America and how the aftermath of a settler’s murder led to the oldest continuously recognized treaty in the United States.

Cuba: An American History, by Ada Ferrer (Scribner)

An original and compelling story, spanning five centuries, of the island that has become an obsession for many presidents and policy makers, transforming the way we think about the United States in Latin America and Cuba in American society.


frank: sonnets, by Diane Seuss (Graywolf Press)

A virtuoso collection that inventively expands sonnet form to confront the messy contradictions of contemporary America, including the beauty and difficulty of working-class life in the Rust Belt.

General non-fiction

Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival and Hope in an American Town, by Andrea Elliott (Random House)

A moving and deeply narrated account of a girl who comes of age during New York’s homeless crisis – a portrait of resilience amid institutional failure that successfully fuses literary narrative with policy analysis .


Mass Without Voice, by Raven Chacon

Premiered November 21, 2021 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, an original and compelling work for organ and ensemble that evokes the weight of history in a church setting, a focused and powerful musical expression with a haunting visceral impact.

What is the Pulitzer Prize?

The Pulitzer Prize is a prize for achievement in newspapers, magazines, online journalism, literature, and musical composition in the United States. It was established in 1917 by provisions of the will of Joseph Pulitzer, who had made his fortune as a newspaper publisher, and is administered by Columbia University.

Image: Twitter/@PulitzerPrix

About Marcia G. Hussain

Check Also

NEWS: Books on Tyne @ Various locations | NARC. | Reliably informed

Image: Bob Stanley After a three-year hiatus, Books on Tyne proudly returns to the spotlight …