America's Best Writing, 1979 - 2003
As Garlock relates in the preface, ?The quality of the
research, reporting and writing of these unique features is
stunning. No two are written exactly the same way. But they all
hold to one constant: strong emotions and content?powerful,
touching, frightening, harrowing journalism.?
The rules for winning a Pulitzer Prize in feature writing are
simple, yet demanding: the prize is awarded for ?a
distinguished example of feature writing giving prime consideration
to high literary quality and originality.? For over two
decades, the Pulitzer has been given annually to journalists whose
work best exemplifies those high ideals.
The second edition of Pulitzer Prize Feature Stories:
America?s Best Writing is an unabridged collection of
this award-winning work, now covering 25 years. Editor David
Garlock analyzes each story, and readers are given a glimpse at the
circumstances surrounding the narrative. Each feature is followed
by an insightful analysis by Garlock that probes the tactics the
feature writer used in both writing and reporting the work.
Journalism students and experienced professional writers will find
Pulitzer Prize Feature Stories an essential compendium of
the best feature writing of the last quarter century.