Stephen Kurkian is a three-time Pulitzer Prize winning author and editor. His book, Master Thieves: The Boston Gangsters who Pulled off the World's Greatest Art Heist, is part of the Upton Bell Collection at UMass Lowell Libraries in O'Leary Library, 2nd Floor Special Collections and includes a personal inscription.
Awards won by Stephen Kurkjian
Pulitzer Prize Winner in Public Service, 2003, The Boston Globe for its courageous, comprehensive coverage of sexual abuse by priests (senior assistant metropolitan editor Stephen Kurkjian)
Pulitzer Prize Winner in Local Investigative Specialized Reporting, 1980, for articles on Boston's transit system (with Alexander B. Hawes Jr., Nils Bruzelius, Joan Vennochi and Robert M. Porterfield)
Pulitzer Prize Winner in Local Investigative Specialized Reporting, 1972, for for exposure of widespread corruption in Somerville, Massachusetts (with Timothy Leland, Gerard M. O'Neill, and Ann Desantis)