Kennicott nominated as a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in criticism
Internal WaPo email:
To the Staff:Congrats to the Kennicottmeister...
Please join us in congratulating Philip Kennicott for being a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in criticism.
As our culture critic, Phil ranges widely in his subject matter but never strays from the lucid, cerebral approach he brings to every piece. Last year, he found ways to illuminate and explain nearly every major news event, from the revolutions on the Arab Street and in American city parks, to the nuclear disaster in Japan, and the death of Osama bin Laden. In a highly semiotic world, he described the meaning of those events, just as he did, week in and week out, in more traditional cultural realms. His ease in writing about architecture and arts is matched by a clarity of reasoning that makes his work compelling. Phil’s work is extraordinary, and we’re pleased the Pulitzer jury recognized it in making him a finalist.