I want to share with you the honor and pleasure I feel in having been named a finalist in this year’s Pulitzer Prize for criticism. The citation reads: “For work appearing on ArtsJournal.com that reveals passion as well as deep historical knowledge of dance, her well-expressed arguments coming from the heart as well as the head.”
This year’s winner is Wesley Morris of The Boston Globe for film criticism; the other finalist is Philip Kennicott of The Washington Post for cultural criticism.
I’m especially pleased about the fact that this is the first time a dance critic has been given the Pulitzer distinction for work created for the Internet–in my case, reviews written for my column, “Seeing Things,” which appears in ArtsJournal.
Readers are an essential part of a writer’s life. I thank you–friends, colleagues, and hundreds of people I’ve never met–for your contribution to my work.