Holtzbrinck Fellow - Class of Fall 2010
Journalist, The Washington Post
Anne Hull is a national reporter for the Washington Post who focuses on the marginalized in American society. Her stories investigating the mistreatment of wounded soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center were awarded the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service and the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award. At the Washington Post, Hull combines deep reporting with long-form explanatory journalism to explore the dilemmas of race, class and immigration. She covered Hurricane Katrina and the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Hull has published in The New Yorker and Riverteeth, a literary journal. She was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University in 1994-95 and has been a guest lecturer at Princeton University and the University of California at Berkeley. In 2008, she was the recipient of the Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award from Colby College for her coverage of social justice issues.
American Academy Project
A Florida Memoir
During her Holtzbrinck Fellowship at the American Academy in Berlin, Hull will work on a book-length non-fiction memoir about growing up in the citrus groves of central Florida around the pivotal year of 1971, when the theme park Walt Disney World first opened its doors.
On November 23, writer and Holtzbrinck Fellow Anne Hull read some of the first pages from her work-in-progress, "Florida." The Pulitzer Prize winner has long made the tension of transformation the focus of her journalism. She is now writing a nonfiction memoir about growing up in rural Florida around the pivotal year of 1971, when the theme park Walt Disney World opened its doors. »