Awards & Winners

1940 Pulitzer Prize

Check winners and nominations of 1940 Pulitzer Prize. Check awards winners of 1940 Pulitzer Prize. (Click on the Award name to show winners and nominees)

1940 Pulitzer Prize

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

John Steinbeck

Honored for : The Grapes of Wrath
Pulitzer Prize for Correspondence

Otto D. Tolischus

(For his dispatches from Berlin.)
Pulitzer Prize for Drama

William Saroyan

Honored for : The Time of Your Life
Pulitzer Prize for Public Service


(For its campaign exposing municipal graft.)
Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing

Bart Howard

(For his distinguished editorial writing during the year.)
Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning

Edmund Duffy

(For 'The Outstretched Hand.')
Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography

Ray Stannard Baker

Honored for : Woodrow Wilson
Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

Mark Van Doren

Honored for : Collected Poems
Pulitzer Prize for History

Carl Sandburg

Honored for : Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years and the War Years
Pulitzer Prize for Reporting

S. Burton Heath

(For his expose of the frauds perpetrated by Federal Judge Martin T. Manton, who resigned and was tried and imprisoned.)