Late Aretha Franklin, Ellen Reid awarded 2019 Pulitzer Prize

Aretha Franklin performs at the world premiere of

Pulitzer Prizes: Aretha Franklin, Trump Tax Cheating Story Honored

It's a dream for many to win a Grammy Award but for a select few of the most talented artists in the world, you may get to walk away with a Pulitzer Prize when it's all said and done.

The New York Times and Washington Post won journalism awards for their coverage of President Trump, while there was a special citation for the staff of the Capital Gazette, a paper in Maryland that suffered a deadly attack in its newsroom.

It was just announced by Pulitzer Prize Administrator Dana Canedy that Jackie Sibblies Drury's Fairview has officially won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The Capital Gazette will receive an $100,000 award.

The Wall Street Journal received the National Reporting Pulitzer for uncovering the news of the payments made to both Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal.

Three Los Angeles Times reporters also won a Pulitzer for their investigation into a gynecologist accused of abusing hundreds of students at the University of Southern California.

The newspaper also won a Pulitzer Prize, U.S. journalism's highest honor, in 2015 for photographic coverage of the unrest in Ferguson after Michael Brown's death.

Novelist Richard Powers won the Pulitzer for fiction for "The Overstory", a panoramic look at nine Americans whose lives become entwined due to their experiences with trees, and David W. Blight picked up the prize in history for his acclaimed biography "Frederick Douglas".

A team of Associated Press journalists won a Pulitzer in worldwide reporting for their work documenting torture, graft and starvation in Yemen's brutal civil war.

Aretha Franklin died on August 16, 2018, at her home in Detroit. Trump has previously taken issue with the Pulitzer Prizes that were handed out in 2018 to stories that examined his campaign's ties to Russian Federation, claiming that Robert Mueller's "no collusion" findings meant that the reporters should return their honors. The drama prize went to "Fairview", by Jackie Sibblies Drury, and Eliza Griswold's "Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America" won for general nonfiction.

Singer Aretha Franklin was given an honorary Pulitzer Prize, cited posthumously for her extraordinary career.

Reuters was also recognised for worldwide reporting for its coverage of the crackdown on Rohingya Muslims.

This year's Pulitzer Prize for Music went to Ellen Reid's opera p r i s m, with James Romig's piano work Still and Andrew Norman's orchestral piece Sustain named as finalists.

Fairview played sold-out runs at Soho Rep, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, and Theatre for a New Audience. Competitive Pulitzers were awarded to books about two other giants of American history: Frederick Douglass and Alain Locke.

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