NYU Arts & Science and its schools were well represented among the winners and finalists of the 2023 Pulitzer Prizes.
Hernan Diaz, GSAS ‘07, won the Pulitzer Prize for his novel Trust. The book also won the Kirkus Prize and was longlisted for the Booker Prize, Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, and the Joyce Carol Oates Prize. Diaz's first book, In the Distance, was a 2018 Pulitzer Prize finalist.
Andrea Long Chu, GSAS ‘16, ‘19, won the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism for her writing in New York magazine. Chu was awarded for five essays of 2022 described by the Pulitzer Prize as "book reviews that scrutinize authors as well as their works, using multiple cultural lenses to explore some of society's most fraught topics."
Editorial Page Editor Nancy Ancrum, WSUC ‘78, led the Miami Herald Editorial Board to win the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing for a series highlighting a lack of amenities and services promised to Florida taxpayers.
Three Pulitzer finalists were also NYU Arts & Science graduates. Scholar in Residence and Founding Director of the NYU Arts & Science Center for Ballet and the Arts, Jennifer Homans, GSAS ‘08, was a Biography finalist for her book, Mr. B: George Balanchine's 20th Century. Mr. B also won the Marfield Prize for Arts Writing, and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.
Janelle Nanos, GSAS '05, was a finalist for Feature Writing for her Boston Globe article "Kate Price Remembers Something Terrible."
Jay Hopler, WSUC ‘92, was named a Poetry finalist posthumously for his collection of sonnets, lyrics, epigrams, and songs titled Still Life, which was also longlisted for the 2022 National Book Award and named best book of the year by NPR and Time.
Pulitzer Prizes are awarded annually, recognizing written works of outstanding journalistic and literary caliber in a variety of fields across 23 categories.