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Niskayuna grad enjoying Pulitzer, chance to write more

Author talks high school students

Gilbert King, Niskayuna graduate, class of 1980, returned to the school on Monday to talk about the writing of his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, "Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America."
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Gilbert King, Niskayuna graduate, class of 1980, returned to the school on Monday to talk about the writing of his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, "Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America."
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Winning a Pulitzer Prize may change your life, but it didn’t stop Gilbert King from finishing the round of golf he was playing. “A friend texted me, ‘Dude, Pulitzer,’ and I thought it was some joke,” King told a gathering of Niskayuna High School students at the school’s auditorium Monday morning. “I started getting all these calls, but my friend wouldn’t let me quit. ‘You’re finishing this round,’ he told me. Then I said, ‘Hey, ...

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