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    Here are this year’s winners of the J. Anthony Lukas Prize Project Awards.


    March 22, 2022, 12:47pm

    This morning, Columbia Journalism School and the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard announced the winners of the 2022 J. Anthony Lukas Prize Project Awards, which have honored the best in American nonfiction writing since 1998. The J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Awards are given annually to aid in the completion of significant works of nonfiction on American topics of political or social concern; the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize recognizes superb examples of nonfiction writing that exemplify the literary grace, commitment to serious research, and original reporting that characterized the work of journalist J. Anthony Lukas; and the Mark Lynton History Prize is awarded to the book-length work of narrative history that best combines intellectual distinction with felicity of expression.

    Without further ado, here are the winners and finalists for the 2022 J. Anthony Lukas Prize Project Awards:


    Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award Winners ($25,000)

    Roxanna Asgarian, We Were Once a Family: The Hart Murder-Suicide and the System Failing Our Kids (FSG)

    May Jeong, The Life: Sex, Work, and Love in America (Atria)


    Anthony Lukas Book Prize ($10,000)

    Winner: Andrea Elliott, Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival & Hope in an American City (Random House)

    Finalist: Patrick Radden Keefe, Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty (Doubleday)


    Mark Lynton History Prize ($10,000)

    Winner: Jane Rogoyska, Surviving Katyń: Stalin’s Polish Massacre and the Search for Truth (Oneworld/S&S)

    Finalist: Katie Booth, The Invention of Miracles: Language, Power, and Alexander Graham Bell’s Quest to End Deafness (S&S)



    Congratulations to all those recognized!

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