The 2013 Pulitzer Prize Winners


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For distinguished criticism, using any available journalistic tool, Ten thousand dollars ($10,000).

Awarded to Philip Kennicott of The Washington Post for his eloquent and passionate essays on art and the social forces that underlie it, a critic who always strives to make his topics and targets relevant to readers.


Lee C. Bollinger, President of Columbia University (left), presents the 2013 Criticism prize to Philip Kennicott of The Washington Post.


Also nominated as finalists in this category were: Mary McNamara of the Los Angeles Times for her searching television criticism that often becomes a springboard for provocative comments on the culture at large; and Manohla Dargis of The New York Times for her enlightening movie criticism, vividly written and showing deep understanding of the business and art of filmmaking.