2022 Pulitzer Prize Names Fat Ham, by James Ijames Winner
Adding to the passel of prizes she’s won, Kristina Wong and her one woman play Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord, was named a Pulitzer Prize Finalist, joining the ranks of other Asian American honorees such as David Henry Hwang. She and her show is the first Finalist won by an Asian American woman.
Wong’s play is a true/comic/serious one woman show of the Auntie Sewing Squad, which she organized to fill the gap of the failure of the Trump administration to provide masks of any time for populations such as health care providers and marginalized communities at the start of the Covid pandemic.
The Pulitzer Prizes have been honoring excellence in journalism and the arts since 1917.