Awards & Winners

1953 Pulitzer Prize

Check winners and nominations of 1953 Pulitzer Prize. Check awards winners of 1953 Pulitzer Prize. (Click on the Award name to show winners and nominees)

1953 Pulitzer Prize

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

Ernest Hemingway

Honored for : The Old Man and the Sea
Pulitzer Prize for Drama

William Inge

Honored for : Picnic
Pulitzer Prize for Public Service

Whiteville News Reporter, Tabor-Loris Tribune

(For their successful campaign against the Ku Klux Klan, waged on their own doorstep at the risk of economic loss and personal danger, culminating in the conviction of over one hundred Klansmen and an end to terrorism in their communities.)
Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting

Edward J. Mowery

([Local Reporting- No Edition time] For his reporting of the facts which brought vindication and freedom to Louis Hoffner.)
Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting

Don Whitehead

(For his article called 'The Great Deception,' dealing with the intricate arrangements by which the safety of President-elect Eisenhower was guarded enroute from Morningside Heights in New York to Korea.)
Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting

Austin Wehrwein

(For a series of articles on Canada.)
Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing

Vermont C. Royster

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

Edward D. Kuekes

(For 'Aftermath.')
Pulitzer Prize for Photography

William M. Gallagher

(For a photo of ex-Governor Adlai E. Stevenson with a hole in his shoe taken during the 1952 Presidential campaign.)
Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography

David J. Mays

Honored for : Edmund Pendleton 1721-1803
Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

Archibald MacLeish

Honored for : Collected Poems, 1917-1952
Pulitzer Prize for History

George Dangerfield

Honored for : The Era of Good Feelings
Pulitzer Prize Special Citations and Awards

Lester Markel

Honored for : The New York Times
(For the section of its Sunday newspaper edited by Lester Markel and headed, Review of the Week, which for seventeen years has brought enlightenment and intelligent commentary to its readers.)
Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting

The Providence Journal

(For their spontaneous and cooperative coverage of a bank robbery and police chase leading to the capture of the bandit)