J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize

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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.”[1] The prize is given by the Nieman Foundation and by the Columbia University School of Journalism.[1][2]

Established in 1998, the Lukas Prize Project consists of three awards:[1]

  • The J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize ($10,000)
  • The Mark Lynton History Prize ($10,000)
  • The J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award ($25,000 plus $5,000 for an annual finalist)

The project is named for Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist and author, J. Anthony Lukas; it has been underwritten since its inception by the family of Mark Lynton, a German Jew who had careers with the British military, Citroen and Hunter Douglas.[1][3]


Year Author Title
1999 Henry Mayer All on Fire: William Lloyd Garrison and the Abolition of Slavery
2000 Witold Rybczynski A Clearing in the Distance: Frederick Law Olmsted and America in the Nineteenth Century
2001 David Nasaw The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst
2002 Diane McWhorter Carry Me Home: Birmingham, Alabama, the Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution
2003 Samantha Power "A Problem from Hell": America and the Age of Genocide
2004 David Maraniss They Marched into Sunlight: War and Peace, Vietnam and America, October 1967
2005 Evan Wright Generation Kill: Devil Dogs, Iceman, Captain America, and the New Face of American War
2006 Nate Blakeslee Tulia: Race, Cocaine, and Corruption in a Small Texas Town
2007 Lawrence Wright The Looming Tower: Al Quaeda and the Road to 9/11
2008 Jeffrey Toobin The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court
2009 Jane Mayer The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned Into a War on American Ideals
2010 David Finkel The Good Soldiers
2011 Eliza Griswold The Tenth Parallel: Dispatches from the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam
2012 Daniel J. Sharfstein The Invisible Line: Three American Families and the Secret Journey from Black to White
2013 Andrew Solomon Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity
2014 Sheri Fink Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital
2015 Jenny Nordberg The Underground Girls of Kabul
2016 Susan Southard Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War
2017 Gary Younge Another Day in the Death of America


  1. ^ a b c d "J. Anthony Lukas Prize Project". Nieman Foundation. Retrieved July 21, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Lukas Prize Project Awards". Columbia Journalism School. Retrieved March 16, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Review: "Accidental Journey: A Cambridge Internee's Memoir of World War II," by Mark Lynton". Kirkus Reviews. February 15, 1995. Retrieved July 21, 2017. 

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