Quiara Alegr’a Hudes became the first Latina to win the Pulitzer Prize for drama for her play “Water by the Spoonful.” The play, about a wounded Hispanic soldier returning to his Philadelphia neighborhood after serving in Iraq, has received national, critical acclaim. Says Hudes, “I feel very grateful to my family for sharing their stories with me growing up,” she says. “I can”t wait to talk to my cousin Elliot [who inspired the lead character.] I’m so excited now. This is really, really awesome. I’m going to celebrate with my husband and a bottle of champagne.”