Mara Hvistendahl '02 Named Pulitzer Prize Finalist for Unnatural Selection; Watch Her Discuss Book

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Mara Hvistendahl '02 is a China-based correspondent with Science magazine and a contributor to publications such as Foreign Policy and Popular Science. In this recent campus talk, she describes how sex selection has contributed to the global disappearance of tens of millions of females and how men and women alike are suffering as that gap transforms whole communities.

The New York Times: 2012 Pulitzer Prizes for Letters, Drama and Music

April 16, 2012

The Pulitzer Prizes were announced on Monday. The complete list of winners in Letters, Drama and Music is below.

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GENERAL NONFICTION: "The Swerve: How the World Became Modern," by Stephen Greenblatt (W.W. Norton and Company)

Mr. Greenblatt, a professor of humanities at Harvard, was faced with a daunting challenge: how to make the discovery, 600 years ago, of a poem that was written more than 2,000 years ago come alive for a general audience.

Finalists: "One Hundred Names For Love: A Stroke, a Marriage, and the Language of Healing," by Diane Ackerman (W.W. Norton and Company); "Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys over Girls, and the Consequences of a World Full of Men," by Mara Hvistendahl [’02] (Public Affairs).