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Manning Marable, Wesley Morris among this year’s Pulitzer Prize winners

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The Pulitzer Prize committee at Columbia University announced its winners Monday afternoon. Among those selected were three black writers: film critic Wesley Morris of the Boston Globe, Tracy K. Smith for her book Life on Mars and the late Manning Marable for his final work, Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention.

Morris won the best criticism award, Smith for poetry and Marable in the category of history.

“It’s a huge honor,” Morris said to the Boston Globe after the win, “Awards are not something you think about when you’re doing your job.”

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