Lucinda Franks

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Franks at the Miami Book Fair International, 2014

Lucinda Franks is a former staff writer for The New York Times, and she has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, and The Atlantic. Franks is also a winner of the Pulitzer Prize, for her reporting on the life and death of Diana Oughton, a member of The Weathermen, an anti-Vietnam war terrorist group,[1] winning the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 1971 together with Thomas Powers.[2] She is the youngest person to win a Pulitzer.[3] A graduate of Vassar College class of 1968, Franks discovered that her father had been a secret agent during World War II, and wrote a book about it, My Father's Secret War: A Memoir, in 2007. Her second memoir is about her marriage: Timeless: Love, Morgenthau, and Me (2014). She lives in New York City with her husband, former longtime District Attorney for New York County Robert M. Morgenthau.


  1. ^ Full Bio at Lucinda Franks' Official Site
  2. ^ "National Reporting". The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved 2008-10-05. 
  3. ^ "Closing the TV-Guest Gender Gap". The Atlantic. Retrieved 2015-03-03. 

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