The J. Anthony Lukas Prize Project 2004 Awards

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David Maraniss, Rebecca Solnit, and John Bowe received the 2004 J. Anthony Lukas Prize Project Awards at a ceremony held on May 4th at the Nieman Foundation. During that event, Nicholas Lemann, dean of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, moderated a panel discussion with the award recipients.

The prizes acknowledge works of excellence in nonfiction writing that exemplify the "literary grace, commitment to serious research, and social concern that characterized the distinguished work of the awards' Pulitzer Prize-winning namesake, J. Anthony Lukas." The winners were chosen from 286 submissions, the largest in the history of the awards.

Maraniss received the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize ($10,000) for his book "They Marched Into Sunlight: War and Peace, Vietnam and America, October 1967" (Simon & Schuster 2003). He is associate editor at The Washington Post and also the author of "When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi" and "First in His Class: A Biography of Bill Clinton. …