Ms. Nutt is sponsored by Tucson Medical Center
Amy Ellis Nutt is a Pulitzer Prize-winning science journalist for The Washington Post. Her newest book, “Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family,” was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection for fall 2015, as well as Amazon’s Spotlight Pick/Best Book of October 2015. Nearly everything Amy Ellis Nutt knows about storytelling she learned at The Newark Star-Ledger, where she was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in feature writing in 2009 for “The Accidental Artist,” which eventually became the book, “Shadows Bright as Glass: The Remarkable Story of One Man’s Journey from Brain Trauma to Artistic Triumph.” In 2011, she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in feature writing for her series “The Wreck of the Lady Mary.” In 2014 she landed a dream job as a science writer at The Washington Post, where her beat is the brain. She currently lives in Washington, D.C., but she’s still a Yankees fan.