2009 Lifetime Achievement Award
(Click photo to see acceptance speech at awards dinner.)
Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
In recognition of their work chronicling human rights in Asia, Africa, and the developing world,
authors and journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn will receive the 2009 Dayton Literary
Peace Prize for Lifetime Achievement.
Since becoming the first married couple to win a Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of the Tiananmen
Square protests for the New York Times, Kristof and WuDunn have collaborated on such influential,
milestone books as China Wakes: The Struggle for the Soul of a Rising Power and Thunder
from the East: Portrait of a Rising Asia. In 2006, Kristof received a second Pulitzer Prize for
his New York Times op-ed columns on Darfur. Their latest book, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression
into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, was released in September 2009.
(Read the full press release)