Girl in the Window

Girl in the Window

2009 Pulitzer Prize Winner


For a distinguished example of feature writing giving prime consideration to quality of writing, originality and concision: Lane DeGregory of St. Petersburg Times.

SHE WAS A STRANGER TO THE WORLD. She had never seen a doctor, never been to school. She couldn’t speak or feed herself. Authorities had discovered the rarest of creatures: a feral child.


In a special report, writer Lane DeGregory and photographers Melissa Lyttle and Lara Cerri document the extraordinary case of a girl who was rescued and given a chance at a better life.


Can love and caring make up for years of neglect?