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Howard Zinn Award

The prize is awarded in memory of Howard Zinn, renowned historian, writer-activist, and champion of free speech, writers and independent publishers. Howard was posthumously awarded the 2010 Freedom to Write "Thomas Paine Award" which was then renamed to memorialize his lifelong work and dedication. The "People Speak" award recognizes American writers.





Sebastian Junger received The 2013 Howard Zinn Award for his film, "Which Way is the Front Line From Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington," about the life and death of photojournalist Tim Hetherington. The film is a vivid and unromanticized chronicle of Hetherington's work on the front lines.

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