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First Bangladeshi American wins Pulitzer

Fahmida Azim, a Bangladeshi American storyteller and illustrator, has won a Pulitzer prize.

Azim is originally from Bangladesh and now lives in Seattle Washington. According to TBS News, she illustrates articles for publications like The New York Times, NPR, Glamour, Scientific American, The Intercept and Vice.

The illustrator won a Pulitzer prize for Illustrated Reporting and Commentary for her work on an illustrated report titled “How I Escaped a Chinese Internment Camp.” According to The Daily Star, the report was published in Insider on Dec 28, 2021. She is the first Bangladeshi American to win a Pulitzer prize.

Azim worked on the report as part of a team. The other winning team members are Anthony Del Col, Josh Adams and Walt Hickey.

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