Hilton Als Wins Pulitzer Prize for Criticism



Als in 2005. Photo: Dominique Nabokov, via The New York Review of Books.


Congratulations to our advisory editor Hilton Als on his Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. In today’s announcement, the committee cited the strength of his work for The New Yorker, where he’s written “bold and original reviews that strove to put stage dramas within a real-world cultural context, particularly the shifting landscape of gender, sexuality, and race.” You can—and must—read those essays here.

But say you have hankering for more Hilton… 

You’ve come to the right place. Most recently, Hilton curated the portfolio for our Winter 2016 issue, a selection of Alice Neel’s East Harlem portraits. He also interviewed Elizabeth LeCompte, the director of the Wooster Group, an experimental theater troupe. Those are mere amuse-bouches for the full spread of the Als archive, which we recommend perusing in its entirety, in honor of his well-deserved award:

All of us at the Review are thrilled to see his talents recognized by the Pulitzer Prize Board.