David Zucchino

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David Zucchino is an American journalist and author.


Zucchino was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in the Feature Writing category in 1989 for his series Being Black in South Africa, written for The Philadelphia Inquirer.[1]

In 2020, Zucchino published Wilmington's Lie: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy, a book about the Wilmington insurrection of 1898.[2] The book was an Amazon "Best of January" selection; a "Book of the Week" at Publishers Weekly, the New York Post, and Literary Hub; and a Library Journal "2020 Title to Watch".[3]

As of 2020, Zucchino was a contributing writer for The New York Times.[3]


  1. ^ https://www.pulitzer.org/prize-winners-by-year/1989
  2. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/feb/08/wilmingtons-lie-review-david-zucchino
  3. ^ a b Wilmington's Lie.