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What makes a Pulitzer Prize winner? The Pulitzer on the Road podcast travels across the country to meet with authors and journalists to share the stories behind their prize-winning work.

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What makes a Pulitzer Prize winner? The Pulitzer on the Road podcast travels across the country to meet with authors and journalists to share the stories behind their prize-winning work.

    Meeting Barbara Kingsolver in Appalachia

    Meeting Barbara Kingsolver in Appalachia

    An interview between Barbara Kingsolver, 2023 Prize winner for Fiction, and Emily Ramshaw of The 19th, on Kingsolver’s farm in Appalachia, about growing up in Appalachia, her life as a writer, and the unforgettable narrator she created in her novel, Demon Copperhead. 
    To access the transcript and learn more about this episode, visit:
    https://pulitzerontheroad.pulitzer.org/podcasts/podcast-barbara-kingsolver-appalachia

    • 51 min
    Caitlin Dickerson on Children at the Border

    Caitlin Dickerson on Children at the Border

    Hundreds of migrant parents and children were separated at the US-Mexico border under a Trump administration policy. Caitlin Dickerson, staff writer for The Atlantic, won the 2023 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting. She visits El Paso and talks with Ginger Thompson of ProPublica.
    To access the transcript and learn more about this episode, visit: 
    https://pulitzerontheroad.pulitzer.org/podcasts/podcast-caitlin-dickerson-border

    • 39 min
    Authors Hernan Diaz and Viet Thanh Nguyen in Conversation

    Authors Hernan Diaz and Viet Thanh Nguyen in Conversation

    Hernan Diaz, 2023 Fiction winner, meets with Viet Thanh Nguyen, a Pulitzer board member and himself a previous Fiction winner, in a New York Gilded Age mansion to discuss Trust, Diaz’s novel that explores family, wealth and ambition.
    To read the transcript and more about this episode, visit:
    https://pulitzerontheroad.pulitzer.org/podcasts/podcast-hernan-diaz-and-viet-thanh-nguyen-conversation

    • 36 min
    Jefferson Cowie on Freedom's Dominion in Alabama

    Jefferson Cowie on Freedom's Dominion in Alabama

    Jefferson Cowie’s book Freedom’s Dominion gives the history of white Americans fighting for the freedom to dominate others and won the 2023 Pulitzer Prize for History. In Eufaula, Alabama, he meets with Kelly Lytle Hernandez, history professor at the University of California Los Angeles.
    To access the transcript and learn more about this episode, visit:
    https://pulitzerontheroad.pulitzer.org/podcasts/podcast-jefferson-cowie-eufala-alabama

    • 41 min
    Mstyslav Chernov on Being Trapped in Mariupol

    Mstyslav Chernov on Being Trapped in Mariupol

    Mstyslav Chernov and a team of Associated Press journalists captured the horrors of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in Mariupol. He talks about their award-winning work for the 2023 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service with Nancy Barnes of the Boston Globe.
    To read the transcript and find out more about this episode, visit:
    https://pulitzerontheroad.pulitzer.org/podcasts/podcast-mstyslav-chernov-mariupol 

    • 39 min
    AL.com in Alabama: Small Town Shakedown

    AL.com in Alabama: Small Town Shakedown

    Hear about how police targeted residents of small town Brookside, Alabama, in aninterview with 2023 Pulitzer winners for Local Reporting, John Archibald and AshleyRemkus at AL.com, and Neil Brown, Pulitzer Board member and president of thePoynter Institute.
    To access the transcript and read more about this episode, visit:
    https://pulitzerontheroad.pulitzer.org/podcasts/podcast-alcom-brookside-alabama

    • 38 min

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