India-born poet Vijay Seshadri has won the prestigious 2014 Pulitzer Prize in the poetry category for his witty and philosophical collection of poems, while “The Washington Post” and “Guardian” were awarded for their reports on America’s secret surveillance programmes.
Seshadri (60) won the Pulitzer for his work “3 Sections”, and will receive $10,000.
The 98th annual Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism, Letters, Drama and Music, awarded on the recommendation of the Pulitzer Prize Board, were announced on Monday by Columbia University.
Born in Bangalore in 1954, Seshadri became the fifth person of Indian origin to bag the prestigious prize.
“The Post” and the US edition of the “Guardian” won the public service medal, awarded for a “distinguished example of meritorious public service by a newspaper or news site through the use of its journalistic resources, including the use of stories, editorials, cartoons, photographs”.