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UPDATED: Mon., May 27, 2019

Edmund Morris, known for his biography of Reagan, dies at 78

Presidential biographer Edmund Morris, best known for writing a book about the life of Ronald Reagan, has died. He was 78.


Herman Wouk, a consummate writer until the end, dies at 103

Herman Wouk, author of ‘Caine Mutiny’ and World War II epic ‘Winds of War,’ has died at 103.


Parents of 2 Parkland victims want Pulitzer for local paper

Two parents of children killed in the Parkland, Florida, school shooting last year are pushing for their local newspaper to win the Pulitzer Prize.


Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver dies at 83

Mary Oliver, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet whose rapturous odes to nature and animal life brought her critical acclaim and popular affection, has died. She was 83.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 21, 2018

The ‘lost’ works Pulitzer Prize winner discovered by UI prof

The Idaho Statesman reported Zachary Turpin, an assistant professor of American literature at the University of Idaho, and his colleagues recently found previously unknown writings by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Anne …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018

Groundbreaking alternative paper Village Voice shuts down

The Village Voice, the Pulitzer Prize-winning alternative weekly known for its muckraking investigations, exhaustive arts criticism, naughty personal ads and neurosis-laden cartoons, is going out of business after 63 years.


Author Junot Diaz faces sexual misconduct allegations

Weeks after publishing his own story of sexual abuse in the New Yorker, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Diaz is facing an onslaught of accusations of sexual misconduct and misogyny directed …


Pulitzer honoree is latest to win after leaving journalism

Ryan Kelly won a Pulitzer Prize this week for his photo of a car plowing into protesters at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia – an image he snapped …


‘Me too’ activist Tarana Burke, Pulitzer winner Ronan Farrow garner big crowd at Gonzaga appearance

During an hourlong conversation moderated by KHQ’s Stephanie Vigil, Tarana Burke and Ronan Farrow, who have been regarded as leaders of the #MeToo movement, dissected what the movement means, where …


Gonzaga set to welcome #MeToo trailblazers including Pulitzer Prize winner Ronan Farrow

Gonzaga University has another draw for its Friday night event bringing two speakers to campus to discuss the #MeToo movement: a Pulitzer Prize winner.


John Ashbery, celebrated and challenging poet, dies at 90

John Ashbery, an enigmatic giant of modern poetry whose energy, daring and boundless command of language raised American verse to brilliant and baffling heights, died early Sunday at age 90.


UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017

Investigation of Trump’s charity wins Pulitzer Prize

The biggest U.S. news story of 2016 – the tumultuous presidential campaign – yielded a Pulitzer Prize on Monday for the Washington Post reporter who not only raised doubts about …


Pulitzer winner William Finnegan to speak at Auntie’s

William Finnegan has made a career of reporting stories in far-flung parts of the world: Africa, Asia, Europe, even Sunnyside, Washington, where in 1996 he wrote about the gang troubles …


UPDATED: Mon., April 18, 2016

Pulitzer Prize: News organizations take top prizes

“Hamilton,” the hip-hop stage biography of Alexander Hamilton, has won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for drama.


Pulitzer Prize poet Carolyn Kizer dies

Spokane native Carolyn Kizer, who won a Pulitzer Prize for poetry, died Thursday in Sonoma, California. She was 89. Kizer, who won the prize for her collection titled “Yin” in …


Carolyn Kizer, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet who had ‘love-hate’ relationship with Spokane, dies

Spokane native Carolyn Kizer, who won a Pulitzer Prize for poetry, died Thursday in Sonoma, California. She was 89.