Fahmida Azim wins Pulitzer Prize 2022


  • Bangladesh-born painter and story writer Fahmida Azim has been selected for the 2022 Pulitzer Prize. Currently, she is working for Insider, an American online magazine. 
  • Fahmida is honored for an illustrated report entitled “How I Escaped a Chinese Internment Camp” along with her winning team members Anthony Del Col, Josh Adams and Insider’s Walt Hickey in New York.
  • Fahmida Azim was born in Bangladesh and settled in America. 
  • His work focuses on themes of identity, culture and autonomy.
  • His works have been published in many international magazines like NPR, Glamour, Scientific American, The Intercept, Vice, The New York Times.
  • She has also illustrated several books, including her own stereotype-shattering project Muslim Women Are Everything.
  • Apart from her professional pursuits, Fahmida loves real people living extraordinary lives, imaginary people living beautiful ordinary lives and enjoying food.
Pulitzer Prize: A Fact File
  • Pulitzer Prize is an award that is given for achievements in newspapers, magazines, musical composition, online journalism, and literature.
  • This prize was established in the year 1917 by the provisions that were written in the will of Joseph Pulitzer. Columbia University administers this prize.
  • These prizes are being given annually in 21 categories. In 20 categories, the winners each receive USD 15,000 and a certificate. The winner in the prize’s Public Service Category receives a gold medal.