Pultizer Prizes in the 1960's - History

Pulitzer Prizer

Year Poetry Fiction History Bio/Autobio Drama

1960.....Heart’s Needle (Snodgrass, W. D.) Advice and Consent (Drury, Allen) In the Days of McKinley (Leech, Margaret) John Paul Jones (Morison, Samuel E.) Fiorello! (book, Jamesa Weidman and George Abbott; music, Jerry Bock; lyrics, Sheldon Harnick)

1961.....Times Three: Selected Verse from Three Decades (McGinley, Phillis) To Kill a Mockingbird (Lee, Harper) Between War And Peace: The Potsdam Conference (Feis, Herbert) Charles Sumner and The Coming of the Civil War (Donald, David) All the Way Home (Mosel, Tad)

1962.....Poems (Dugan, Alan) Edge of Sadness, The (O’Connor, Edwin) Triumphant Empire: Thunderclouds Gather in the West, The (Gibson, Lawrence H.) no prize awarded How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Loesser, Frank and Burrows, Abe)

1963.....Pictures from Brueghel (Williams, William Carlos) Reivers, The (Faulkner, William) Washington, Village and Capital, 1800-1878 (Green, Constance) Henry James: Vol. II: The Conquest of London; Vol. III: The Middle Years, 1881-1895 (Edel, Leon) no prize awarded

1964.....At the End of the Open Road (Simpson, Louis) no prize awarded Puritan Village: The Formation of a New England Town (Powell, Sumner C.) John Keats (Bate, Walter J.) no prize awarded

1965.....77 Dream Songs (Berryman, John) Keepers of the House, The (Grau, Shirley Ann) Greenback Era, The ( Unger, Irwin) Henry Adams (Samuels, Ernest) Subject Was Roses, The (Gilroy, Frank D.)

1966.....Selected Poems (Eberhart, Richard) Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter (Porter, Katherin Anne) Life of the Mind in America (Miller, Perry) Thousand Days, A (Schlesinger, Arthur M.,Jr.) no prize awarded

1967.....Live or Die (Sexton, Anne) Fixer, The (Malamud, Bernard) Exploration and Empire: The Explorer and Scientist in the Winning of the American Way (Goetzmann, William H.) Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain (Kaplan, Justin) A Delicate Balance (Albee, Edward)

1968.....Hard Hours, The (Hect, Anthony) Confessions of Nat Turner (Styron, William) Ideological Origins of the American Revolution (Bailyn, Bernard) Memoirs (1925-1950) (Kennan, George) no prize awarded

1969.....Of Being Numerous (Oppen, George) House Made of Dawn (Momaday, M. Scott) Origins of the Fifth Amendment (Levy, Leonard W.) Man from New York, The (Reid, B. L.) Great White Hope, The (Sackler, Howard)

1970.....Untitled Subjects (Howard, Richard) Collected Stories (Stafford, Jean) Present at the Creation: My Years in the State Department (Acheson, Dean) Huey Long (Williams, T. Harry) No Place to Be Somebody (Gordone, Charles)

Pulitzer Prize

The Pulitzer Prize ( / ˈ p ʊ l ɪ t s ər / [1] ) is an award for achievements in newspaper, magazine and online journalism, literature and musical composition within the United States. It was established in 1917 by provisions in the will of Joseph Pulitzer, who had made his fortune as a newspaper publisher and is administered by Columbia University. [2] Prizes are awarded yearly in twenty-one categories. In twenty of the categories, each winner receives a certificate and a US$15,000 cash award (raised from $10,000 in 2017). [3] The winner in the public service category is awarded a gold medal. [4] [5]

Pulitzer Prize Special Citations and Awards

The Pulitzer Prize jury has the option of awarding special citations and awards where they consider necessary. Since 1918, forty-four such special citations and awards have been given. The awards are composed of sixteen journalism awards, twelve letters awards, fourteen music awards, and five service awards. Prizes for the award vary. The Pulitzer Prize Board has stated that the Special Citations given to George Gershwin, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane and Duke Ellington were in response to criticism for the failure of the Board to cite the four. [1]

On May 4, 2020, Ida B. Wells was announced as the recipient of a Pulitzer Special Citation "[f]or her outstanding and courageous reporting on the horrific and vicious violence against African Americans during the era of lynching." [2] The Pulitzer Prize board announced that it would donate at least $50,000 in support of Wells' mission to recipients who would be announced at a later date. [2] No specific category was announced for this citation.

On 11 June 2021, Darnella Frazier was announced as the recipient of a Pulitzer Special Citation. [3]

Winners of the Pulitzer Prize for drama

Winners of the Pulitzer Prize for drama are listed in the table.

Pulitzer Prize—Drama
year title author
*Awarded posthumously.
1917 no award
1918 Why Marry? Jesse Lynch Williams
1919 no award
1920 Beyond the Horizon Eugene O'Neill
1921 Miss Lulu Bett Zona Gale
1922 Anna Christie Eugene O'Neill
1923 Icebound Owen Davis
1924 Hell-Bent fer Heaven Hatcher Hughes
1925 They Knew What They Wanted Sidney Howard
1926 Craig's Wife George Kelly
1927 In Abraham's Bosom Paul Green
1928 Strange Interlude Eugene O'Neill
1929 Street Scene Elmer L. Rice
1930 The Green Pastures Marc Connelly
1931 Alison's House Susan Glaspell
1932 Of Thee I Sing George S. Kaufman (writer), Morrie Ryskind (writer), and Ira Gershwin (lyricist)
1933 Both Your Houses Maxwell Anderson
1934 Men in White Sidney Kingsley
1935 The Old Maid Zoe Akins
1936 Idiot's Delight Robert E. Sherwood
1937 You Can't Take It with You Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman
1938 Our Town Thornton Wilder
1939 Abe Lincoln in Illinois Robert E. Sherwood
1940 The Time of Your Life William Saroyan
1941 There Shall Be No Night Robert E. Sherwood
1942 no award
1943 The Skin of Our Teeth Thornton Wilder
1944 no award
1945 Harvey Mary Chase
1946 State of the Union Russel Crouse and Howard Lindsay
1947 no award
1948 A Streetcar Named Desire Tennessee Williams
1949 Death of a Salesman Arthur Miller
1950 South Pacific Richard Rodgers (composer), Oscar Hammerstein II (lyricist/writer), and Joshua Logan (writer)
1951 no award
1952 The Shrike Joseph Kramm
1953 Picnic William Inge
1954 The Teahouse of the August Moon John Patrick
1955 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Tennessee Williams
1956 The Diary of Anne Frank Albert Hackett and Frances Goodrich
1957 Long Day's Journey into Night* Eugene O'Neill
1958 Look Homeward, Angel Ketti Frings
1959 J.B. Archibald MacLeish
1960 Fiorello! Jerome Weidman (writer), George Abbott (writer), Jerry Bock (composer), and Sheldon Harnick (lyricist)
1961 All the Way Home Tad Mosel
1962 How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying Frank Loesser (composer/lyricist) and Abe Burrows (writer)
1963 no award
1964 no award
1965 The Subject Was Roses Frank D. Gilroy
1966 no award
1967 A Delicate Balance Edward Albee
1968 no award
1969 The Great White Hope Howard Sackler
1970 No Place to Be Somebody Charles Gordone
1971 The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds Paul Zindel
1972 no award
1973 That Championship Season Jason Miller
1974 no award
1975 Seascape Edward Albee
1976 A Chorus Line Michael Bennett (choreographer/director), James Kirkwood (writer), Nicholas Dante (writer), Marvin Hamlisch (composer), and Edward Kleban (lyricist)
1977 The Shadow Box Michael Cristofer
1978 The Gin Game Donald L. Coburn
1979 Buried Child Sam Shepard
1980 Talley's Folly Lanford Wilson
1981 Crimes of the Heart Beth Henley
1982 A Soldier's Play Charles Fuller
1983 'Night, Mother Marsha Norman
1984 Glengarry Glen Ross David Mamet
1985 Sunday in the Park with George Stephen Sondheim (composer/lyricist) and James Lapine (writer)
1986 no award
1987 Fences August Wilson
1988 Driving Miss Daisy Alfred Uhry
1989 The Heidi Chronicles Wendy Wasserstein
1990 The Piano Lesson August Wilson
1991 Lost in Yonkers Neil Simon
1992 The Kentucky Cycle Robert Schenkkan
1993 Angels in America: Millennium Approaches Tony Kushner
1994 Three Tall Women Edward Albee
1995 The Young Man from Atlanta Horton Foote
1996 Rent* Jonathan Larson
1997 no award
1998 How I Learned to Drive Paula Vogel
1999 Wit Margaret Edson
2000 Dinner with Friends Donald Margulies
2001 Proof David Auburn
2002 Topdog/Underdog Suzan-Lori Parks
2003 Anna in the Tropics Nilo Cruz
2004 I Am My Own Wife Doug Wright
2005 Doubt: A Parable John Patrick Shanley
2006 no award
2007 Rabbit Hole David Lindsay-Abaire
2008 August: Osage County Tracy Letts
2009 Ruined Lynn Nottage
2010 Next to Normal Tom Kitt (composer) and Brian Yorkey (writer/lyricist)
2011 Clybourne Park Bruce Norris
2012 Water by the Spoonful Quiara Alegría Hudes
2013 Disgraced Ayad Akhtar
2014 The Flick Annie Baker
2015 Between Riverside and Crazy Stephen Adly Guirgis
2016 Hamilton Lin-Manuel Miranda
2017 Sweat Lynn Nottage
2018 Cost of Living Martyna Majok
2019 Fairview Jackie Sibblies Drury
2020 A Strange Loop Michael R. Jackson
2021 The Hot Wing King Katori Hall

In its first 97 years to 2013, the History Pulitzer was awarded 95 times. Two prizes were given in 1989 none in 1919, 1984, and 1994. [2] Four people have won two each, Alan Taylor.


  • 1917:With Americans of Past and Present Days by Jean Jules Jusserand
  • 1918:A History of the Civil War, 1861-1865 by James Ford Rhodes
  • 1919: no award given


  • 1920:The War with Mexico by Justin H. Smith
  • 1921:The Victory at Sea by William Sowden Sims and Burton J. Hendrick
  • 1922:The Founding of New England by James Truslow Adams
  • 1923:The Supreme Court in United States History by Charles Warren
  • 1924:The American Revolution: A Constitutional Interpretation by Charles Howard McIlwain
  • 1925:History of the American Frontier by Frederic L. Paxson
  • 1926:A History of the United States by Edward Channing
  • 1927:Pinckney's Treaty by Samuel Flagg Bemis
  • 1928:Main Currents in American Thought by Vernon Louis Parrington
  • 1929:Fred Albert Shannon


  • 1930:The War of Independence by Claude H. Van Tyne
  • 1931:The Coming of the War, 1914 by Bernadotte E. Schmitt
  • 1932:My Experiences in the World War by John J. Pershing
  • 1933:The Significance of Sections in American History by Frederick J. Turner
  • 1934:The People's Choice by Herbert Agar
  • 1935:The Colonial Period of American History by Charles McLean Andrews
  • 1936:A Constitutional History of the United States by Andrew C. McLaughlin
  • 1937:The Flowering of New England, 1815–1865 by Van Wyck Brooks
  • 1938:The Road to Reunion, 1865–1900 by Paul Herman Buck
  • 1939:A History of American Magazines by Frank Luther Mott


  • 1940:Abraham Lincoln: The War Years by Carl Sandburg
  • 1941:The Atlantic Migration, 1607–1860 by Marcus Lee Hansen
  • 1942:Reveille in Washington, 1860–1865 by Margaret Leech
  • 1943:Paul Revere and the World He Lived In by Esther Forbes
  • 1944:The Growth of American Thought by Merle Curti
  • 1945:Unfinished Business by Stephen Bonsal
  • 1946:The Age of Jackson by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
  • 1947:Scientists Against Time by James Phinney Baxter III
  • 1948:Across the Wide Missouri by Bernard DeVoto
  • 1949:The Disruption of American Democracy by Roy Franklin Nichols


  • 1950:Art and Life in America by Oliver W. Larkin
  • 1951:The Old Northwest, Pioneer Period 1815–1840 by R. Carlyle Buley
  • 1952:The Uprooted by Oscar Handlin
  • 1953:George Dangerfield
  • 1954:A Stillness at Appomattox by Bruce Catton
  • 1955:Paul Horgan
  • 1956:The Age of Reform by Richard Hofstadter
  • 1957:George F. Kennan
  • 1958:Banks and Politics in America by Bray Hammond
  • 1959:The Republican Era: 1869–1901 by Leonard D. White and Jean Schneider


  • 1960:In the Days of McKinley by Margaret Leech
  • 1961:Between War and Peace: The Potsdam Conference by Herbert Feis
  • 1962:The Triumphant Empire: Thunder-Clouds Gather in the West, 1763–1766 by Lawrence H. Gipson
  • 1963:Washington, Village and Capital, 1800–1878 by Constance McLaughlin Green
  • 1964:Puritan Village: The Formation of a New England Town by Sumner Chilton Powell
  • 1965:The Greenback Era by Irwin Unger
  • 1966:The Life of the Mind in America by Perry Miller
  • 1967:Exploration and Empire: The Explorer and the Scientist in the Winning of the American West by William H. Goetzmann
  • 1968:The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution by Bernard Bailyn
  • 1969:Origins of the Fifth Amendment by Leonard W. Levy


  • 1970:Present at the Creation: My Years in the State Department by Dean Acheson
  • 1971:Roosevelt: The Soldier Of Freedom by James MacGregor Burns
  • 1972:Neither Black nor White by Carl N. Degler
  • 1973:People of Paradox: An Inquiry Concerning the Origins of American Civilization by Michael Kammen
  • 1974:The Americans: The Democratic Experience by Daniel J. Boorstin
  • 1975:Jefferson and His Time by Dumas Malone
  • 1976:Paul Horgan
  • 1977:The Impending Crisis, 1848–1861 by David M. Potter (Completed and edited by Don E. Fehrenbacher)
  • 1978:The Visible Hand: The Managerial Revolution in American Business by Alfred D. Chandler, Jr.
  • 1979:The Dred Scott Case: Its Significance in American Law and Politics by Don E. Fehrenbacher


Entries from this point on include the finalists listed after the winner for each year.

  • 1980:Been in the Storm So Long by Leon F. Litwack
    • The Plains Across by John B. Unruh
    • The Urban Crucible by Gary B. Nash
    • A Search for Power: The 'Weaker Sex' in Seventeenth Century New England by Lyle Koehler
    • Over Here: The First World War and American Society by David M. Kennedy
    • Power and Culture: The Japanese-American War, 1941–1945 by Akira Iriye
    • White Supremacy: A Comparative Study in American & South African History by George M. Fredrickson
    • Southern Honor: Ethics & Behavior in the Old South by Bertram Wyatt-Brown
    • The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution, 1763–1789 by Robert Middlekauff
    • The Crucible of Race by Joel Williamson
    • The Great Father: The United States Government and the American Indians by Francis Paul Prucha
    • Emigrants and Exiles: Ireland and the Irish Exodus to North America by Kerby A. Miller
    • Labor of Love, Labor of Sorrow: Black Women, Work and the Family from Slavery to the Present by Jacqueline Jones
    • Novus Ordo Seclorum: the Intellectual Origins of the Constitution by Forrest McDonald
    • Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference by David Garrow
    • Eisenhower: At War, 1943–1945 by David Eisenhower
    • The Care of Strangers: The Rise of America's Hospital System by Charles E. Rosenberg
    • The Fall of the House of Labor by David Montgomery
    • A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam by Neil Sheehan
    • Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution, 1863–1877 by Eric Foner


    • 1990:In Our Image: America's Empire in the Philippines by Stanley Karnow
      • American Genesis: A Century of Invention and Technological Enthusiasm 1870–1970 by Thomas P. Hughes
      • The Image of the Black in Western Art, Volume IV: From the American Revolution to World War I by Hugh Honour
      • America in 1857: A Nation on the Brink by Kenneth M. Stampp
      • Making a New Deal: Industrial Workers in Chicago, 1919–1939 by Lizabeth Cohen
      • The Civil Rights Era: Origins and Development of National Policy by Hugh David Graham
      • A Very Thin Line: The Iran-Contra Affairs by Theodore Draper
      • Nature's Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West by William Cronon
      • Profits in the Wilderness: Entrepreneurship and the Founding of New England Towns in the Seventeenth Century by John Frederick Martin
      • The Middle Ground: Indians, Empires, and Republics in the Great Lakes Region, 1650–1815 by Richard White
      • Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That Remade America by Garry Wills
      • The Promise of the New South: Life After Reconstruction by Edward L. Ayers
      • Case Closed: Lee Harvey Oswald and the Assassination of JFK by Gerald Posner
      • Crime and Punishment in American History by Lawrence M. Friedman
      • William Faulkner and Southern History by Joel Williamson
      • Lincoln in American Memory by Merrill D. Peterson
      • Stories of Scottsboro by James Goodman
      • Dark Sun: The Making of the Hydrogen Bomb by Richard Rhodes
      • The Sacred Fire of Liberty: James Madison and the Founding of the Federal Republic by Lance Banning
      • Founding Mothers and Fathers by Mary Beth Norton
      • The Battle for Christmas by Stephen Nissenbaum
      • Big Trouble: A Murder in a Small Western Town Sets Off a Struggle for the Soul of America by J. Anthony Lukas
      • Civic Ideals: Conflicting Visions of Citizenship in U.S. History by Rogers Smith
      • In a Barren Land: American Indian Dispossession and Survival by Paula Mitchell Marks
      • The New Ocean: The Story of the First Space Age by William E. Burrows


      • 2000:Freedom From Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929–1945 by David M. Kennedy
        • The Cousins' Wars: Religion, Politics and the Triumph of Anglo-America by Kevin Phillips
        • Into the American Woods: Negotiators on the Pennsylvania Frontier by James H. Merrell
        • The Right to Vote: The Contested History of Democracy in the United States by Alexander Keyssar
        • Way Out There in the Blue by Frances FitzGerald
        • Deep Souths: Delta, Piedmont, and the Sea Island Society in the Age of Segregation by J. William Harris
        • Facing East from Indian Country: A Native History of Early America by Daniel K. Richter
        • At the Hands of Persons Unknown: The Lynching of Black America by Philip Dray
        • Rereading Sex: Battles Over Sexual Knowledge and Suppression in Nineteenth Century America by Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz
        • Great Fortune: The Epic of Rockefeller Center by Daniel Okrent
        • They Marched Into Sunlight: War and Peace, Vietnam and America, October 1967 by David Maraniss
        • Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age by Kevin Boyle
        • Conjectures of Order: Intellectual Life and the American South, 1810-1860, volumes 1 & 2 by Michael O'Brien
        • New York Burning by Jill Lepore
        • The Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln by Sean Wilentz
        • Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War by Nathaniel Philbrick
        • Middle Passages: African American Journeys to Africa, 1787-2005 by James T. Campbell
        • The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War by David Halberstam
        • Nixon and Kissinger: Partners in Power by Robert Dallek
        • The Liberal Hour: Washington and the Politics of Change in the 1960s by G. Calvin Mackenzie and Robert Weisbrot
        • This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War by Drew Gilpin Faust


        • 2010:Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World by Liaquat Ahamed
          • Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815 by Gordon S. Wood
          • Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City by Greg Grandin
          • Confederate Reckoning: Power and Politics in the Civil War South by Stephanie McCurry
          • Eden on the Charles: The Making of Boston by Michael J. Rawson
          • Empires, Nations & Families: A History of the North American West, 1800-1860 by Anne F. Hyde
          • The Eleventh Day: The Full Story of 9/11 and Osama Bin Laden by Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan
          • Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America by Richard White
          • The Barbarous Years: The Peopling of British North America: The Conflict of Civilizations, 1600-1675 by Bernard Bailyn
          • Lincoln’s Code: The Laws of War in American History by John Fabian Witt
          • A Dreadful Deceit: The Myth of Race from the Colonial Era to Obama's America by Jacqueline Jones
          • Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident and the Illusion of Safety by Eric Schlosser

          Pulitzer Prizes in Drama

          (For years not listed, no award was made.)

          1918 Why Marry?, Jesse Lynch Williams 1920 Beyond the Horizon, Eugene O'Neill 1921 Miss Lulu Bett, Zona Gale 1922 Anna Christie, Eugene O'Neill 1923 Icebound, Owen Davis 1924 Hell-Bent Fer Heaven, Hatcher Hughes 1925 They Knew What They Wanted, Sidney Howard 1926 Craig's Wife, George Kelly 1927 In Abraham's Bosom, Paul Green 1928 Strange Interlude, Eugene O'Neill 1929 Street Scene, Elmer L. Rice 1930 The Green Pastures, Marc Connelly 1931 Alison's House, Susan Glaspell 1932 Of Thee I Sing, George S. Kaufman, Morrie Ryskind, and Ira Gershwin 1933 Both Your Houses, Maxwell Anderson 1934 Men in White, Sidney Kingsley 1935 The Old Maid, Ze Akins 1936 Idiot's Delight, Robert E. Sherwood 1937 You Can't Take It With You, Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman 1938 Our Town, Thornton Wilder 1939 Abe Lincoln in Illinois, Robert E. Sherwood 1940 The Time of Your Life, William Saroyan 1941 There Shall Be No Night, Robert E. Sherwood 1943 The Skin of Our Teeth, Thornton Wilder 1945 Harvey, Mary Chase 1946 State of the Union, Russel Crouse and Howard Lindsay 1948 A Streetcar Named Desire, Tennessee Williams 1949 Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller 1950 South Pacific, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, and Joshua Logan 1952 The Shrike, Joseph Kramm 1953 Picnic, William Inge 1954 The Teahouse of the August Moon, John Patrick 1955 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Tennessee Williams 1956 The Diary of Anne Frank, Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett 1957 Long Day's Journey Into Night, Eugene O'Neill 1958 Look Homeward, Angel, Ketti Frings 1959 J. B. Archibald MacLeish 1960 Fiorello! George Abbott, Jerome Weidman, Jerry Bock, and Sheldon Harnick 1961 All the Way Home, Tad Mosel 1962 How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Frank Loesser and Abe Burrows 1965 The Subject Was Roses, Frank D. Gilroy 1967 A Delicate Balance, Edward Albee 1969 The Great White Hope, Howard Sackler 1970 No Place to Be Somebody, Charles Gordone 1971 The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, Paul Zindel 1973 That Championship Season, Jason Miller 1975 Seascape, Edward Albee 1976 A Chorus Line, Conceived by Michael Bennett 1977 The Shadow Box, Michael Cristofer 1978 The Gin Game, Donald L. Coburn 1979 Buried Child, Sam Shepard 1980 Talley's Folly, Lanford Wilson 1981 Crimes of the Heart, Beth Henley 1982 A Soldier's Play, Charles Fuller 1983 'Night, Mother, Marsha Norman 1984 Glengarry Glen Ross, David Mamet 1985 Sunday in the Park with George, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine 1987 Fences, August Wilson 1988 Driving Miss Daisy, Alfred Uhry 1989 The Heidi Chronicles, Wendy Wasserstein 1990 The Piano Lesson, August Wilson 1991 Lost in Yonkers, Neil Simon 1992 The Kentucky Cycle, Robert Schenkkan 1993 Angels in America: Millennium Approaches, Tony Kushner 1994 Three Tall Women, Edward Albee 1995 The Young Man from Atlanta, Horton Foote 1996 Rent, Jonathan Larson 1998 How I Learned to Drive, Paula Vogel 1999 Wit, Margaret Edson 2000 Dinner with Friends, Donald Margulies 2001 Proof, David Auburn 2002 Topdog/Underdog, Suzan-Lori Parks 2003 Anna in the Tropics, Nilo Cruz 2004 I Am My Own Wife, Doug Wright 2005 Doubt, a parable, John Patrick Shanley 2006 No award 2007 Rabbit Hole, David Lindsay-Abaire


          In the 17th century, the Netherlands blossomed, it was the place to be. This prosperous era in Dutch history saw: wealthy merchants building the beautiful buildings we still admire, the Dutch East India Company became the world’s first multinational, Rembrandt was changing the face of the art world with nothing more than his paintbrush and Manhattan was founded – back then it was known as New Amsterdam.

          The Canal Houses

          The movers and shakers of Amsterdam’s influential upper class lived in the canal houses closest to the old town, while the warehouses were located along the outer canal rings. This is why the Pulitzer buildings along the Keizersgracht are more opulent than the ones on the Prinsengracht.

          Peter Pulitzer

          In 1960 Peter Pulitzer (grandson of Pulitzer Prize founder Joseph Pulitzer) saw great potential in the beautiful but dilapidated canal houses of Amsterdam. He purchased twelve houses along the Prinsengracht and Keizersgracht canals and created Amsterdam’s oldest five star hotel, the rest –as they say- is history.

          A New Kind of Hotel

          Peter Pulitzer adhered to a simple motto: “The house of your neighbor is for sale only once”. He took every chance he could to expand his Amsterdam empire. Over the course of thirty years the hotel grew from twelve restored canal houses to twenty-five. Pulitzer Amsterdam continues to collect elements that add to its unique and vibrant character: the intricate maze of historic houses, the exclusive restaurant, the gardens and the annual floating concerts on the Prinsengracht.

          Books Focusing on 60's Among Pulitzer Winners

          Echoes of the dramatic turbulence of the 1960's dominated the 73d annual Pulitzer Prize awards as Neil Sheehan's book about the Vietnam War and Taylor Branch's study of the civil-rights struggle gained honors, along with ''The Heidi Chronicles,'' Wendy Wasserstein's play about a child of the 60's alienated from the consciousness of the 80's.

          Mr. Sheehan, who spent 16 years writing 'ɺ Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam'' (Random House), captured the Pulitzer for general nonfiction after winning a National Book Award for nonfiction earlier. Just as he used the life of Mr. Vann, a career officer, as an essential metaphor for America's experiences in Vietnam, so did Mr. Branch employ the story of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to capture the spirit of a time and a movement.

          Mr. Branch's book, ''Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63'' (Simon & Schuster), shared the Pulitzer for history with James M. McPherson's '➺ttle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era'' (Oxford University Press).

          As she accepted congratulations, Ms. Wasserstein observed that ''perhaps the fascination we now feel for that time 20 years ago stems from our awareness, on looking backward, that political and social choices paralleled personal life choices.'' Posthumous Biography Award

          The award for biography went posthumously to Richard Ellmann, who managed to complete his widely cited book, ''Oscar Wilde'' (Alfred A. Knopf), just before dying of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease, in May 1987 at the age of 69.

          The Pulitzer board at Columbia University also awarded two prizes each to The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Chicago Tribune, while The New York Times and The Washington Post shared the prize for foreign reporting.

          The award for public service went to The Anchorage Daily News for a series about alcoholism among Alaska's native American population. Unlike the other prizes, which were raised last year to $3,000, the public-service designee receives a gold medal.

          The award for spot-news photography went to a furniture dealer and amateur photographer, Ron Olshwanger of Creve Coeur, Mo., who until three months ago had never had any of the many pictures he takes at fires published. But at a fire on Dec. 30 he met a reporter from The St. Louis Post-Dispatch who told him, ''If you have anything good, give us a call.''

          What Mr. Olshwanger had was a photograph of a firefighter trying desperately - and, it turned out, vainly -to revive a young girl with mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Yesterday, 'ɺ little shocked,'' he was notified that he had won the Pulitzer Prize. Awards in Letters and Drama

          A winner in the realm of letters and drama was Anne Tyler for her 11th novel, 'ɻreathing Lessons'' (Alfred A. Knopf), which tells of a middle-class couple on a trip from Baltimore to Pennsylvania and reveals the frustrations of their 28-year marriage along the way. The award follows the recent success of the film '𧫌idental Tourist,'' which was based on an earlier work by Ms. Tyler.

          The poetry award went to Richard Wilbur for ''New and Collected Poems''(Harcourt Brace Jovanovich), while the prize for music was captured by Roger Reynolds for ''Whispers Out of Time.''

          In what was described as a rare occurrence, all three entries that were nominated last month by the five-member panel on international reporting ended up winning. Glenn Frankel, The Washington Post correspondent in Jerusalem, was cited for ''sensitive and balanced reports from Israel and the Middle East.'''

          A co-winner was Bill Keller of The New York Times, who was honored for ''resourceful and detailed coverage of events in the U.S.S.R.''

          The third winner was David Zucchino of The Philadelphia Inquirer, who filed his dispatches from South Africa. The Pulitzer board voted to shift his nomination and awarded him the prize for feature writing for his series '➾ing Black in South Africa.'' Tax Investigation Cited

          The Inquirer's second award came in the national reporting category. The prize went to the team of Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele, who also captured the newspaper's first Pulitzer in 1975.

          They won this year for a 15-month investigation of tax breaks granted under the 1986 Tax Reform Act.

          Two prizes were awarded to staff members of The Chicago Tribune: Lois Wille for editorial writing on local issues, and Clarence Page for commentary.

          The prize for general reporting went to the staff of The Courier-Journal of Louisville, Ky., for its coverage of a bus crash that claimed 27 lives. The paper inquired into the causes.

          The award for investigative reporting went to Bill Dedman, who wrote articles for The Atlanta Journal and Constitution about the withholding of bank loans in black neighborhoods.

          The series was inspired and directed by the newspaper's editor at the time, Bill Kovach, as part of his efforts to restore the paper, owned by Cox Newspapers, to regional prominence.

          Mr. Kovach's efforts caused a stir in the city, and he eventually resigned after having disagreements with his publisher. Demonstrations were held to protest his treatment.

          Chicago Tribune Pulitzer Prizes

          Throughout its history, the Chicago Tribune has received 27 Pulitzer Prizes for excellence in journalism.

          E. Jason Wambsgans, Pulitzer Prize in feature photography for "a superb portrayal of a 10-year-old boy and his mother striving to put the boy's life back together after he survived a shooting in Chicago."

          Mary Schmich, Pulitzer Prize in commentary for “her wide range of down-to-earth columns that reflect that character and capture the culture of her famed city.”

          Chicago Tribune Staff, Pulitzer Prize in investigative reporting for “its exposure of faulty governmental regulation of toys, car seats and cribs, resulting in the extensive recall of hazardous products and congressional action to tighten supervision.”

          Julia Keller, Pulitzer Prize in feature reporting for “her poignant three-part series on a deadly tornado that struck Utica, Ill.”

          Cornelia Grumman, Pulitzer Prize in editorial writing for “her powerful, challenging editorials on reform of the death penalty.”

          2001 Pulitzer Prize

          Chicago Tribune Staff, Pulitzer Prize in explanatory reporting for “"Gateway to Gridlock," a clear and compelling profile of the chaotic U.S. air traffic system.”

          Paul Salopek, Pulitzer Prize in international reporting for “his reporting of the political strife and disease epidemics ravaging Africa, witnessed firsthand as he traveled, sometimes by canoe, through rebel-controlled regions of the Congo.”

          Blair Kamin, Pulitzer Prize in criticism for “his coverage of city architecture, including an influential series supporting the development of Chicago's lakefront area.”


          Pulitzer Prize

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          1917 Pulitzer Prize, 1947 Pulitzer Prize, Columbia University, 1964 Pulitzer Prize, 1919 Pulitzer Prize

          Pulitzer Prize for Public Service

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          Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The Boston Globe

          Los Angeles Times

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          The New York Times, The Washington Post, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The Boston Globe, Tribune Publishing

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