By Benjamin Mullin • April 18, 2016
Emily Nussbaum, a TV critic at The New Yorker, won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. In its citation, the prizes touted her "television reviews written with an affection that never blunts the shrewdness of her analysis or the easy authority of her writing."
A second award went to Kathryn Schulz, who won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing. Her story, "The Really Big One," examined California's Cascada fault line and was called a "masterwork of environmental reporting and writing" by the Pulitzer Prizes.
A third Pulitzer, for biography, went to staff writer William Finnegan for "Barbarian Days," his surfing memoir.
In a memo, New Yorker editor David Remnick called the citations "simply astounding" and "and a source of immense pride."