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Lukas Prize Project Awards announced for 2010

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The Nieman Foundation at Harvard and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism recently announced this year’s recipients of the J. Anthony Lukas Prize Project Awards for exceptional nonfiction.

The Lukas Prizes, established in 1998 and selected by committee members from Harvard and Columbia, recognize excellence in nonfiction writing that exemplifies the literary grace and commitment to serious research and social concern that characterized the work of the awards’ Pulitzer Prize-winning namesake J. Anthony Lukas, who died in 1997.

Winners for 2010 include David Finkel, for his up-close examination of the human costs of making war; James Davidson, for his study of the homoerotic culture of ancient Greece; and Jonathan Schuppe, for his account of life in inner-city Newark, N.J., which focused on the efforts of an ex-con and former drug dealer to help impoverished children in the city’s most depressed neighborhood.

To read the full story, visit the Neiman Foundation Web site.