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Pulitzer Winners Named, Andrew Shadid Lands Deal With Henry Holt

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April 15-30, 2004 Edition

Pulitzer Winners Named,

Andrew Shadid Lands

Deal With Henry Holt

04/05/04—The Pulitzer Prize board has announced the 2004 winners of the Pulitzer in 20 journalism and letters and drama categories.

Anthony Shadid—winner of this year’s Pulitzer Prize for international reporting for his Washington Post stories on the experiences of the Iraqi people after their leader was deposed—has subsequently won a book deal with Henry Holt and Company. Shadid’s book, based on his coverage of the war in Iraq is tentatively titled Baghdadat, and will be released next year.

The 2004 Pulitzer winners listed by the Pulitzer Prize Board, include:

PUBLIC SERVICE: The New York Times BREAKING NEWS REPORTING Los Angeles Times Staff INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING Michael D. Sallah, Mitch Weiss and Joe Mahr of The Blade, Toledo, Ohio EXPLANATORY REPORTING Kevin Helliker and Thomas M. Burton of The Wall Street Journal BEAT REPORTING Daniel Golden of The Wall Street Journal NATIONAL REPORTING Los Angeles Times Staff INTERNATIONAL REPORTING Anthony Shadid of The Washington Post FEATURE WRITING No Award COMMENTARY Leonard Pitts Jr. of The Miami Herald CRITICISM Dan Neil of the Los Angeles Times EDITORIAL WRITING William R. Stall of the Los Angeles Times EDITORIAL CARTOONING Matt Davies of The Journal News, White Plains, N.Y. BREAKING NEWS PHOTOGRAPHY David Leeson and Cheryl Diaz Meyer of The Dallas Morning News FEATURE PHOTOGRAPHY Carolyn Cole of the Los Angeles Times FICTION The Known World by Edward P. Jones (Amistad/HarperCollins) DRAMA I Am My Own Wife by Doug Wright HISTORY A Nation Under Our Feet by Steven Hahn (Belknap Press of Harvard University Press) BIOGRAPHY Khrushchev: The Man and His Era by William Taubman (W.W. Norton) POETRY Walking to Martha’s Vineyard by Franz Wright (Alfred A. Knopf) GENERAL NON-FICTION Gulag: A History by Anne Applebaum (Doubleday) MUSIC Tempest Fantasy by Paul Moravec

Shadid, 35, is the Islamic affairs correspondent for the Washington Post, based in the Middle East, according to the Pulitzer board’s web site, www.pulitzer.org. Before that, he worked for two years in Washington with the Boston Globe, where he covered diplomacy and the State Department. Since September 11, he has traveled to Egypt, Lebanon, Iraq, the Persian Gulf, Europe, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Israel and the Palestinian territories. Prior to working for the Globe, he was news editor of the Los Angeles bureau of The Associated Press. Shadid worked as a Middle East correspondent for the AP in Cairo from 1995 to 1999, reporting and writing from most countries in the region.

Shadid, an American of Lebanese descent, speaks and reads Arabic, offering him insights not available to most Western journalists working in the Middle East. A native of Oklahoma City, Okla., he studies Arabic at the University of Wisconsin and later was a recipient of a fellowship in 1991-92 at the American University in Cairo. He gained additional understanding of the region through graduate work at Columbia University in New York in 1993-94.

Henry Holt is one of the oldest publishers in the United States. In addition to the Henry Holt imprint, the company publishes books under five other imprints—Metropolitan Books, Times Books, Owl Books, Picador USA, and Books for Young Readers