The 2014 Pulitzer Prize Winners


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

Awarded to Inga Saffron of The Philadelphia Inquirer for her criticism of architecture that blends expertise, civic passion and sheer readability into arguments that consistently stimulate and surprise.


Lee C. Bollinger, President of Columbia University, presents the 2014 Criticism Prize to Inga Saffron of The Philadelphia Inquirer.


Also nominated as finalists in this category were Mary McNamara of the Los Angeles Times for her trenchant and witty television criticism, engaging readers through essays and reviews that feature a conversational style and the force of fresh ideas; and Jen Graves of The Stranger, a Seattle weekly, for her visual arts criticism that, with elegant and vivid description, informs readers about how to look at the complexities of contemporary art and the world in which it's made.