Elliott, Keefe, Miles Among Our Finalists for the 2022 Lukas Prize Project Awards
Columbia Journalism School and the Nieman Foundation for Journalism have announced the 2022 Shortlist for the distinguished J. Anthony Lukas Prize Project Awards. This year’s shortlist includes six Penguin Random House authors and one published by a PRHPS client.
These awards were established in 1998 to acknowledge exemplary effort in nonfiction writing that represents the literary grace and dedication to extensive research and social concern that embodied the work of the awards’ namesake J. Anthony Lukas.
The runners-up and winners of the 2022 Lukas Prizes will be announced on Wednesday, March 16. The awards will be presented at a ceremony on Tuesday, May 3.
Anthony Lukas Book Prize
- INVISIBLE CHILD: Poverty, Survival & Hope in an American City by Andrea Elliott (Random House)
- THE GROUND BREAKING: An American City and Its Search for Justice by Scott Ellsworth (Dutton)
- EMPIRE OF PAIN: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty by Patrick Radden Keefe (Doubleday)
Anthony Lukas Work-In-Progress Awards
- AMERICAN SCARE: A Cold War in the Sunshine State by Robert Fieseler (Dutton)
- DISILLUSIONED: How the Suburbs and Their Schools Undermine The American Dream by Benjamin Herold (Penguin Press)
Mark Lynton History Prize
- ALL THAT SHE CARRIED: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, a Black Family Keepsake by Tiya Miles (Random House)
- YOU ARE NOT AMERICAN: Citizenship Stripping from Dred Scott to the Dreamers by Amanda Frost (Beacon Press, a PRHPS client publisher)
View the complete list of finalists here.