Henry Allen (journalist)
|Born||1941 (age 74–75)
Summit, New Jersey, U.S.
|Education||Hamilton College, Montgomery College|
|Occupation||Journalist, Critic, Artist, Poet|
|Notable credit(s)||The Washington Post (1970–2009)|
|Awards||American Academy of Poets prize
Pulitzer Prize, 2000
Allen began his painting and drawing in the late 1960s.
Allen was a critic for The New York Review of Books and worked on staff for the New Haven Register. As a staff writer for the Style section, he worked at The Washington Post for 39 years. In 1975, he was awarded a NEH Journalism Fellowship at the University of Michigan. He left the Washington Post in 2009 after an altercation with a fellow staffer.
Awards and honors
He appeared on the Colbert Report, February 2, 2010.
- Fool's Mercy (Houghton Mifflin, 1984) ISBN 978-0395320396 — collection of essays
- Going Too Far Enough: American Culture at Century's End (Smithsonian, 1994) ISBN 978-1560983675— collection of Washington Post columns
- The Museum of Lost Air: Poems (Dryad Press, 1998)
- What It Felt Like: Living in the American Century (Pantheon Books, October 2000) ISBN 978-0375420634
- "The 2000 Pulitzer Prize Winners: Criticism". The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved 16 January 2011.
- "Henry Allen". Henry Allen Studio. Retrieved 8 May 2013.
- Taghizadeh, Tara. "A Conversation With Henry Allen: Pulitzer Prize Winner, Artist, Renaissance Man". High Brown Magazine. Retrieved 8 May 2013.
- Wemple, Erik. "Allen v. Roig-Franzia: From the Beginning," Washington City Paper (November 2, 2009).
- Press release. "$5 Million from Knight Foundation and $1 Million from Mike Wallace Launch New Era for Journalism Fellows at the University of Michigan Program Renamed The Knight-Wallace Fellows at Michigan," Knight Foundation website (Sep 28, 2002).
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