Knowledge Identifier: $Pulitzer_Prize
Category: Literature (100)
Launched in 1961.
Countries: United States (86%), (5%), Canada (1%)
Linked to: Columbia University, National Review, Harvard University, Institute for Advanced Study
Russell Baker - Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, Russell Baker, was the author of the nationally syndicated "Observer" column for the New York Times from 1962 to 1998
William Carlos Williams - In May 1963, he was posthumously *awarded the Pulitzer Prize for "Pictures from Brueghel and Other Poems" and the Gold Medal for Poetry of the National Institute of Arts and Letters
Duke Ellington - Ellington was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 1965, but was turned down.
Bernard Malamud - His 1966 novel "The Fixer", about antisemitism in Tsarist Russia, won both the National Book *award and the Pulitzer Prize
Bernard Malamud - In 1967, his novel "The Fixer", about anti-semitism in Tsarist Russia, won the both the National Book *award for Fiction and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
Maya Angelou - Her first volume of poetry "Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'Fore I Diiie", published in 1971 shortly after "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" became a best-seller, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize
Tom Powers - His nephew, Thomas Powers, won a Pulitzer Prize in 1971 and is the author of several books on the intelligence community
Wallace Stegner - He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1972 and the U.S. National Book Award in 1977
Jason Patric - The play first debuted in 1972, and won, among other awards, the Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award
Robert Lowell - Finally, the last work in Lowell's sonnet sequence, "The Dolphin" , which won the 1974 Pulitzer Prize, includes poems about his daughter, his ex-wife, and his new wife Caroline Blackwood whom he had affectionately nicknamed "Dolphin
Maya Angelou - Her honors have included a National Book *award nomination for "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," a Pulitzer Prize nomination for her book of poetry, "Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'fore I Diiie," a Tony *award nomination for her role in the 1973 play "Look Away", and three Grammys for her spoken word albums
Conrad Aiken - Honored by his native state in 1973 with the title of Poet Laureate, Aiken will always be remembered in his native state as the first Georgia-born author to win a Pulitzer Prize in 1930, for his "Selected Poems"
Jason Miller (playwright) - Miller was launched into stardom in 1973 by winning a Pulitzer Prize for his play, "That Championship Season"
Eudora Welty - She continued to write, and won a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1973 for her novel, "The Optimist's Daughter"
Soren Kierkegaard - Ernest Becker based his 1974 Pulitzer Prize book, The Denial of Death, on the writings of Kierkegaard, Freud and Otto Rank
John Ashbery - He has published more than twenty volumes of poetry and won nearly every major American *award for poetry, including a Pulitzer Prize in 1976 for his collection "Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror"
Norman Maclean - This title was nominated by a selection committee to receive the Pulitzer Prize in Letters in 1977, but the full committee ignored the nomination and did not award a Pulitzer in that category for the year
Alice Childress - Her 1979 novel "A Short Walk" was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize
Frederick Buechner - His next work, Godric, published in 1980, was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize
Norman Mailer - In 1980, The Executioner's SongMailer's novelization of the life and death of murderer Gary Gilmorewon the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
Peter Bogdanovich - Teresa Carpenter's "Death of a Playmate" article about Dorothy Stratten's murder was published in "The Village Voice" and won the 1981 Pulitzer Prize, and while Bogdanovich did not criticize Carpenter's article in his book, she had lambasted both Bogdanovich and Playboy mogul Hugh Hefner, claiming that Stratten was a victim of them as much as of her husband, Paul Snider, who killed her and himself
Art Buchwald - He received the Pulitzer Prize for Outstanding Commentary in 1982 and in 1986 was elected to the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters
Art Buchwald - In 1982, Buchwald's syndicated newspaper column won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary
Winston Groom - "Conversations with the Enemy" was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 1983
Thomas Berger (novelist) - In 1984 his book "The Feud" was nominated by the Pulitzer committee for fiction for the Pulitzer Prize, but the Pulitzer board overrode their recommendation and instead chose William Kennedy's "Ironweed"
David Mamet - " He was *awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1984 for "Glengarry Glen Ross," which received its first Broadway revival in the summer of 2005
Thomas Berger (novelist) - "Reinhart's Women" won Berger an Ohioana Book *award, and he was a 1984 Pulitzer Prize finalist for "The Feud"
Michael Connelly - He stayed with the paper for a few years and in 1986, he and two other reporters spent several months interviewing survivors of the 1985 Delta Flight 191 plane crash, a story which earned Connelly a place as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize
Robert Dana - His poetry collection "Starting Out for the Difficult World" was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 1988
Tom Shales - Shales received the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 1988, for his work at "Washington Post"
Anne Tyler - Her 11th novel, "Breathing Lessons", received the Pulitzer Prize in 1989
Oscar Hijuelos - His second novel, "The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love", received the 1990 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
Jesse L. Martin - The 1990s update of Puccini's "La Bohème" earned six Drama Desk Awards, five Obie Awards, four Tony Awards, and the Pulitzer Prize
Neil Simon - After winning the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1991 for "Lost in Yonkers", critics began to take notice of the depths, complexity and issues of universal interest in his stories, which expressed serious concerns of most average people
Neil Simon - This attitude changed after 1991, when he won a Pulitzer Prize for drama with "Lost in Yonkers"
Louise Gluck - Glück won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1993 for her collection "The Wild Iris"
Robert Olen Butler - His short-story collection "A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain" was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1993
Robert Olen Butler - In 1993, his first story collection, "A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain", won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction
Robert Olen Butler - Robert Olen Butler is the author of 12 novels and six short story collections, including "A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain", which won the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
Bruce Ducker - He received the Colorado Book Award in 1995 for "Lead Us Not Into Penn Station" and was nominated for The Pulitzer Prize for his 1994 novel "Marital Assets"
Jon Robin Baitz - In 1996, he was one of the three finalists for the Pulitzer Prize for his semi-autobiographical play "A Fair Country"
David S. Rohde - Shortly afterwards, Rohde was awarded the 1996 Pulitzer Prize "for his persistent on-site reporting of the massacre of thousands of Bosnian Muslims in Srebrenica
Herb Caen - In April 1996 Caen received a special Pulitzer Prize for "extraordinary and continuing contribution as a voice and conscience of his city"
Jared Diamond - "Guns, Germs, and Steel" was a best-seller and received several awards, including a Pulitzer Prize, an Aventis Prize for Science Books and the 1997 Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science
Linda Greenhouse - Greenhouse was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Journalism in 1998 "for her consistently illuminating coverage of the United States Supreme Court
Stephen Hunter - In 1998 Hunter won the American Society of Newspaper Editors Distinguished Writing *award in the criticism category, and in 2003 he received the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism
Jon Krakauer - It reached first place on "The New York Times" non-fiction bestseller list, was honored as "Book of the Year" by "Time" magazine, and was among the final three books considered for the General Non-Fiction Pulitzer Prize in 1998
Duke Ellington - His reputation increased after his death and the Pulitzer Prize Board bestowed on him a special posthumous honor in 1999
Brian Greene - It was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in nonfiction, and winner of "The Aventis Prizes for Science Books" in 2000
Nicholas D. Kristof - Kristof was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 2004 and again in 2005 "for his powerful columns that portrayed suffering among the developing world's often forgotten people and stirred action
Geraldine Brooks (writer) - The parallel novel was generally well received by the critics, resulting in its December 2005 selection by the "Washington Post" as one of the five best fiction works published during the year and, in April 2006, winning the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
Nicholas D. Kristof - In 2006 Kristof won his second Pulitzer, the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary "for his graphic, deeply reported columns that, at personal risk, focused attention on genocide in Darfur and that gave voice to the voiceless in other parts of the world
Joshua Bell - Weingarten won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for feature writing for his article on the experiment
Louise Erdrich - In April 2009, her novel "The Plague of Doves" was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
Hank Williams - On April 12, 2010, the Pulitzer Prize Board *awarded Williams a posthumous special citation that paid tribute to his "craftsmanship as a songwriter who expressed universal feelings with poignant simplicity and played a pivotal role in transforming country music into a major musical and cultural force in American life
David Foster Wallace - Wallace's unfinished novel, "The Pale King", was published in 2011, and in 2012 was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize
For example, msnbc.com's Bill Dedman pointed out in 2012 that financial journalist Betty Liu was described as "Pulitzer Prize-Nominated" in her Bloomberg Television advertising and the jacket of her book, while "National Review" writer Jonah Goldberg made similar claims of "Pulitzer nomination" to promote his books
Forrest Gander - Gander's book "Core Samples from the World" was a finalist for 2012 Pulitzer Prize and the 2011 National Book Critics Circle Award
Cynthia Nixon - In 2012, Nixon stars as Professor Vivian Bearing in the Broadway debut of Margaret Edson's Pulitzer Prize winning play "Wit
Nicholas D. Kristof - Kristof was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize again in 2012; altogether, he has been a Pulitzer finalist six times