According to Pulitzer, the award was issued to Lozada for “trenchant and searching reviews and essays that joined warm emotion and careful analysis in examining a broad range of books addressing government and the American experience.”
The Washington Post journalist went one better, by topping Jill Lepore of The New Yorker and Manohla Dargis of The New York Times, in the category which he was a finalist last year.
Lozada holds a bachelor in political and economic sciences from the University of Notre Dame and a master's degree in public administration from Princeton University.
The 47-year-old Pulitzer winner’s storied cultural and educational background began when he migrated to the United States with his family at the age of 3 then back to Peru at 10 for secondary schooling, before returning to the United States to attend university.
The Lima-born critic took home the prestigious accolade which The Washington Post noted is "from the Pulitzer Prize Laureates for the journalism that examined [U.S. President Donald] Trump's past and present and its impact on [U.S.] society."
In 2005, Lozada joined The Washington Post, where he served in several editorial capacities: helming economy, national security and opinion; before becoming editor of the Foreign Policy magazine in 2015.
Lozada also previously worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta as an analyst and is currently an adjunct professor at his alma mater, Notre Dame.
The Peruvian won the National Book Critics Circle Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing in 2015.