10 The Ed Cunningham Award 2021

Anand Gopal

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

AWARD DATE: 2021

AWARD NAME: The Ed Cunningham Award 2021

AWARD RECIPIENT: Anand Gopal

AWARD RECIPIENT AFFILIATION: The New Yorker

AWARD HONORED WORK:The Other Afghan Women

AWARD SPONSOR: Michael S. Serrill

Anand Gopal’s article is a brave and beautifully wrought tale, written with clarity and humanity, that challenges readers to think more broadly about the complicated interlacing of war and women’s rights. By speaking plainly about complex characters and the truth of their lives under U.S. occupation, Gopal introduced new, important and sometimes uncomfortable dimensions into the U.S. discussion of how Afghan women have been affected by waves of war.

Link to the winning work: “The Other Afghan Women

Citation for Excellence:
Staff
The Washington Post
“In the Shadow of the Towers: Five Lives and a World Transformed”