Event Details

Pell Center Prize presentation

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 7 p.m.

Location: Young Building

Event Type: Pell Center, Public Event

Audience: Public

Contact: Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy
Phone: (401) 341-2927

Dan Barry, a New York Times senior writer and the author of four books, will receive the 2018 Pell Center Prize for Story in the Public Square. Awarded annually since 2013, the prize honors a storyteller whose work has significantly influenced the public dialogue.

Barry was a member of the Providence Journal team that won the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting. His most recent book, "The Boys in the Bunkhouse: Servitude and Salvation in the Heartland," about men with intellectual disabilities who spent decades working at an Iowa turkey-processing plant while living in an old schoolhouse, was a searing story of exploitation and abuse – and eventual justice and freedom.

Barry's other books include "Pull Me Up," "City Lights: Stories About New York" and "Bottom of the 33rd: Hope, Redemption and Baseball's Longest Game," set in Pawtucket. A collection of his national columns for the Times, "This Land: Dispatches from Real America," is scheduled to be published in September.