J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize
The J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize is an annual award in the amount of $10,000 given to a book that exemplifies, "literary grace, a commitment to serious research and social concern.” The prize is given by the Nieman Foundation and by the Columbia University School of Journalism.
- 1999 – Henry Mayer for All on Fire: William Lloyd Garrison and the Abolition of Slavery.
- 2000 – Witold Rybczynski for A Clearing in the Distance: Frederick Law Olmsted and America in the Nineteenth Century.
- 2001 – David Nasaw for The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst.
- 2002 – Diane McWhorter for Carry Me Home: Birmingham, Alabama, the Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution.
- 2003 – Samantha Power for "A Problem from Hell": America and the Age of Genocide.
- 2004 – David Maraniss for They Marched into Sunlight: War and Peace, Vietnam and America, October 1967.
- 2005 – Evan Wright for Generation Kill: Devil Dogs, Iceman, Captain America, and the New Face of American War.
- 2006 – Nate Blakeslee for Tulia: Race, Cocaine, and Corruption in a Small Texas Town.
- 2007 – Lawrence Wright for The Looming Tower: Al Quaeda and the Road to 9/11.
- 2008 – Jeffrey Toobin for The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court.
- 2009 – Jane Mayer for The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned Into a War on American Ideals.
- 2010 – David Finkel for The Good Soldiers.
- 2011 – Eliza Griswold for The Tenth Parallel: Dispatches from the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam.
- 2012 – Daniel J. Sharfstein for The Invisible Line: Three American Families and the Secret Journey from Black to White.
- 2013 - Andrew Solomon for Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity.
- 2014 - Sheri Fink for Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital.
- 2015 – Jenny Nordberg for The Underground Girls of Kabul
- 2016 – Susan Southard for Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War