Awards & Winners

1945 Pulitzer Prize

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1945 Pulitzer Prize

Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Mary Chase

Honored for : Harvey
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

John Hersey

Honored for : A Bell for Adano
Pulitzer Prize for Correspondence

Hal Boyle

(For distinguished war correspondence during the year 1944.)
Pulitzer Prize for Music

Aaron Copland

Honored for : Appalachian Spring
Pulitzer Prize for Public Service

Detroit Free Press

(For its investigation of legislative graft and corruption at Lansing, Michigan.)
Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing

George W. Potter

(For his editorials published during the calendar year 1944, especially for his editorials on the subject of freedom of the press.)
Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning

Bill Mauldin

(For distinguished service as a cartoonist, as exemplified by the cartoon entitled, 'Fresh, spirited American troops, flushed with victory, are bringing in thousands of hungry, ragged, battle-weary prisoners,' in the series entitled, 'Up Front With Mauldin.')
Pulitzer Prize for Photography

Joe Rosenthal

(For his photograph of the Marines planting the American flag on Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima.)
Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography

Russel Nye

Honored for : George Bancroft: Brahmin Rebel
Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

Karl Shapiro

Honored for : V-letter, and other poems
Pulitzer Prize for History

Stephen Bonsal

Honored for : Unfinished Business
Pulitzer Prize for Telegraphic Reporting - International

Mark S. Watson

(For his distinguished reporting during the year 1944 from Washington, London and the fronts in Sicily, Italy, and France.)
Pulitzer Prize for Telegraphic Reporting - National

James Reston

(For his news dispatches and interpretive articles on the Dumbarton Oaks security conference.)
Pulitzer Prize Special Citations and Awards
(For maps of the war fronts that have helped notably to clarify and increase public information on the progress of the Armies and Navies engaged.)
Pulitzer Prize for Reporting

Jack S. McDowell

(For his campaign to encourage blood donations.)