CRITICISM - Biography

1997 Pulitzer Prizes - Criticism Biography

Michiko Kakutani of The New York Times

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Columbia University President, George Rupp (right), presents Michiko Kakutani with the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism.

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Michiko Kakutani

Michiko Kakutani became book critic in the cultural news department at The New York Times in January 1983. She had served as a reporter covering cultural news since 1979, when she joined The Times.

Ms. Kakutani came to The Times from Time magazine, where she had been a staff writer since 1977. Before that, she was a reporter at The Washington Post.

Born in New Haven, Conn., on Jan. 9, 1955, Ms. Kakutani received a B.A. degree in English from Yale University in 1976.

Ms. Kakutani is single and lives in Manhattan.

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