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Congrats Andrew Solomon Wins Lukas Prize AP (L)

Andrew Solomon Wins Lukas Prize

Congratulations to Andrew Solomon, who has won the Lukas Book Prize for one of the most acclaimed books of 2012: Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity, in which Solomon interviewed hundreds of subjects for a study of how parents cope with extraordinary children, whether they are deaf, autistic, suffering from Down Syndrome, or transgender. The $10,000 prize, administered by the Columbia Journalism School and the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard, also named a finalist: Cynthia Carr, for Fire in the Belly, a biography of the New York artist David Wojnarowicz, who died of AIDS in 1992. Robert Caro's The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, the fourth volume of his grand history of the American president, received the Mark Lynton History prize, and David Nasaw's The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy, was named a finalist. Also, the judges gave the J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award to reporter Beth Macy for her book about a Virginia furniture store owner threatened with the loss of his business.

April 18, 2013 12:00 PM