Carlos Lozada (journalist)

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Carlos Lozada
Born1971 (age 47–48)
AwardsPulitzer Prize for Criticism (2019) National Book Critics Circle Citation for Excellence in Reviewing (2015)

Carlos Lozada is a Peruvian-American journalist and the nonfiction book critic of The Washington Post. He won[1] the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism and was a finalist for the prize in 2018.[2] The Pulitzer Board cited his "trenchant and searching reviews and essays. . . on government and the American experience." He also received the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing.[3]

Early life and education[edit]

Lozada was born in Lima, Peru, and migrated to California with his family as a child. He later returned to Peru, where he lived until completing high school.[4] He earned a bachelor's degree in economics and political science from the University of Notre Dame in 1993.[5] In 1997, he graduated from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University with a master's degree in public administration.[6] After graduation, Lozada worked as an economic analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia.[5]


In 1999, Lozada moved to Washington, D.C. and became an editor of Foreign Policy, eventually becoming the magazine's managing editor.[4] Lozada was a 2004–2005 Knight-Bagehot Fellow in Business and Economics Journalism at Columbia University in New York.[5] He joined the staff of The Washington Post in 2005 and served as economics editor, national security editor and Outlook editor. He became the paper's nonfiction book critic in 2015.[5]

Lozada joined the University of Notre Dame Faculty in 2009 as an adjunct professor for the Washington Program.[7] He teaches a class on American Political Journalism.


  1. ^ "2019 Pulitzer Prizes Journalism: Critcism - Carlos Lozada of The Washington Post". 2019-04-16. Retrieved 2019-04-16.
  2. ^ "Finalist: Carlos Lozada of The Washington Post". 23 July 2017. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
  3. ^ "National Book Critics Circle: awards". Retrieved 4 December 2018.
  4. ^ a b "C-SPAN Transcript Viewer". 8 December 2015. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
  5. ^ a b c d "C-LinkedIn Profile". Retrieved 4 December 2018.
  6. ^ Tomlinson, Brett (1 August 2018). "PAWcast: Carlos Lozada *97 of The Washington Post". Princeton Alumni Weekly. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
  7. ^ "Carlos Lozada // Washington Program // University of Notre Dame". Washington Program. Retrieved 4 December 2018.

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