14 The Madeline Dane Ross Award 2018

Mansi Choksi

Best international reporting in print or digital showing a concern for the human condition

AWARD DATE: 2018

AWARD NAME: The Madeline Dane Ross Award 2018

AWARD RECIPIENT: Mansi Choksi

AWARD RECIPIENT AFFILIATION: Harper’s Magazine

AWARD HONORED WORK: The Newlyweds

AWARD SPONSOR: Linda Fasulo

This superbly written piece breathes new life into the timeless story of thwarted romance, taking readers into a daring young couple’s elopement in rural India and the myriad obstacles against them. The saga unfolds with a novel’s pacing and deep character development as the newlyweds fight through caste, custom, violence and exploitation in their quest for the most universal of human yearnings: love.

Citation for Excellence recipients: Finlay Young, Kathleen Flynn
Affiliation: ProPublica and TIME
Honored Work: “Unprotected”

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