10 The Ed Cunningham Award 2020

Best magazine-style, long-form narrative feature in print or digital on an international story

AWARD DATE: 2020

AWARD NAME: The Ed Cunningham Award 2020

AWARD RECIPIENT: Sarah Topol

AWARD RECIPIENT AFFILIATION: The New York Times Magazine

AWARD HONORED WORK: “Her Uighur Parents Were Model Chinese Citizens. It Didn’t Matter.”

AWARD SPONSOR: Michael S. Serrill

Read the winning work here:

Her Uighur Parents Were Model Chinese Citizens. It Didn’t Matter.

With intimate and meticulous reporting and elegant prose, Topol creates a haunting depiction of a family tragedy, shedding light on the little-understood plight of China’s Uighurs.

No citation awarded.