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Franks at the Miami Book Fair International, 2014
Lucinda Laura Franks

(1946-07-16)July 16, 1946
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Died May 5, 2021(2021-05-05) (aged 74)
Education Vassar College (BA, 1968)
Robert Morgenthau
(m. 1977; died 2019)

Lucinda Laura Franks (July 16, 1946 – May 5, 2021) was an American journalist, novelist, and memoirist. Franks won a Pulitzer Prize in 1971 for her reporting. She became the first woman to win a Pulitzer for National Reporting, and the youngest person ever to win any Pulitzer. She worked as a staff writer at The New York Times (1974 to 1977) and The New Yorker (1992 to 2006).

Franks died of cancer on May 5, 2021, in Hopewell Junction, New York, aged 74.

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