Amy Ellis Nutt

About Amy Ellis Nutt

Amy Ellis Nutt, a 2005 Nieman Fellow, is a writer with The Star-Ledger in Newark, New Jersey. She was awarded the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing for her “deeply probing story”—”The Wreck of the Lady Mary”—about the sinking of a commercial fishing boat. On the day the Pulitzers were announced, her book “Shadow Bright as Glass” had just been published and Terry Gross’s interview on “Fresh Air” with her and Jon Sarkin was broadcast that afternoon.