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Pulitzer Prize for Legal Writing Prof

Edensoutcasts Winners of The Pulitzer Prize were announced this week, and among them was an associate professor of literature and legal writing at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. John Matteson, a graduate of Harvard Law School, won the Pulitzer in biography for his book, Eden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father, the first book to chronicle the relationship between the author of Little Women and her father, Bronson Alcott. In addition to his law degree, Matteson has a doctorate in English from Columbia University. He has practiced law in California and North Carolina, according to Associated Press. An announcement on the John Jay Web site says that Matteson, when asked to comment about the prize, recalled the words of John Steinbeck when he won the Nobel that he felt "wrapped and shellacked." The prize includes a cash award of $10,000.

Posted by Robert J. Ambrogi on April 9, 2008 at 03:59 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

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