The Newest: Aretha Franklin wins Pulitzer special citation

The Latest about the Pulitzer Prizes (all times local):

3:35 p.m.

Aretha Franklin was given an honorary Pulitzer Prize, cited posthumously for her career.

Pulitzer judges also given Richard Powers’ innovative novel”The Overstory” the fiction prize and termed David W. Blight’s 900-page”Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom” that the very best work of all history.

The poetry award was given to Forrest Gander’s elegiac”Be With.”

Franklin, who died last summer, is the very first girl looking out to get an honorary Pulitzer, which was given to John Coltrane and Bob Dylan .


3:30 p.m.

A group of Associated Press journalists has won a Pulitzer Prize in international reporting for their work agendas torture, graft and violence in the savage civil war of Yemen.

The trophy has been announced Monday in New York at Columbia University.

Reporter Maggie Michael, photographer Nariman El-Mofty and videographer Maad al-Zikry spent anguish in Yemen and discovering atrocities.

In a series of tales, they informed of how people in parts of Yemen were reduced to eating leaves while corrupt officials diverted global food aid.

Reuters acquired for work which price two of its staffers their liberty : shedding light to a brutal crackdown on Rohingya Muslims in Buddhist-majority Myanmar by security forces for global reporting.

Reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo are working out a seven-year sentence after being convicted of violating the Official Secrets Act of the country. Their fans say the two have been framed in retaliation for their reporting.


9:10 a.m.

The winners of the Pulitzer Prizes in fiction and the arts have been set to be shown.

This year’s honorees will be announced in Columbia University at New York.

The journalism awards may recognize exceptional work in 2018 by U.S. papers, magazines and internet outlets. There are 14 categories for cartoons, photography, criticism, comment and reporting.

Arts prizes are given in seven categories, including songs, drama and fiction.

The very first journalism prizes were awarded in 1917, and they’ve begun to be considered the field’s most prestigious honor in the U.S.

The contest was created by newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer.

Winners of the service award get a gold medal. The other awards carry a prize of $15,000 each.