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This Book Is Now a Pulitzer Prize Winner: An Excerpt from 'Toms River' by Dan Fagin

This year's Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction was awarded yesterday to Dan Fagin, an NYU science journalism professor, for Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation. According to the Pulitzer committee, Fagin's book, which chronicles the effects of chemical waste dumping on a small New Jersey community, "deftly combines investigative reporting and historical research to probe a New Jersey seashore town’s cluster of childhood cancers linked to water and air pollution." Thank you to Fagin and Bantam Books for allowing us to reprint the excerpt here.

AUTHOR:Dan Fagin
SOURCE:Longreads
PUBLISHED: April 15, 2014
LENGTH: 8 minutes (2153 words)

The History of the Future: A Reading List

A new technology reading list by Daniel A. Gross, featuring Wired, The Atlantic and Esquire.
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PUBLISHED: April 15, 2014

The 2014 Pulitzer Prize Winners: A Reading List

Story picks from this year's winners, including The Washington Post, Colorado Springs Gazette and more.
AUTHOR:Editors
SOURCE:Longreads
PUBLISHED: April 14, 2014

The Business of Books: A Reading List

This week's picks from Emily includes stories from The Atlantic, Vulture, The Rumpus, and Slate.
SOURCE:Longreads
PUBLISHED: April 13, 2014

The Top 5 Longreads of the Week

Our favorite stories of the week.
AUTHOR:Editors
SOURCE:Longreads
PUBLISHED: April 12, 2014

Longreads Is Joining the Automattic Family

We will continue to serve this community just as we always have, and we can't wait for what's next.
SOURCE:Longreads
PUBLISHED: April 9, 2014

Busting Out of Online Poker: Our College Pick

Every week, Syracuse University professor Aileen Gallagher helps Longreads highlight the best of college journalism. Here’s this week’s pick.
SOURCE:Longreads
PUBLISHED: April 9, 2014

Critical Reading on the Conservative Movement

A new reading list by Maisie Allison, digital editorial director of The American Conservative.
SOURCE:Longreads
PUBLISHED: April 7, 2014

A Kurt Cobain Reading List in Reverse Chronological Order

On the twentieth anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death, seven snapshots of his life and legacy.

AUTHOR:Julia Wick
SOURCE:Longreads
PUBLISHED: April 7, 2014