Awards & Winners

1959 Pulitzer Prize

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1959 Pulitzer Prize

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

Robert Lewis Taylor

Honored for : The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters
Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Archibald MacLeish

Honored for : J.B.
Pulitzer Prize for Music

John La Montaine

Honored for : Concerto for Piano and Orchestra
Pulitzer Prize for Public Service


(For their successful campaign against corruption, gambling and vice in their home city and the achievement of sweeping civic reforms in the face of political pressure and threats of violence. By their stalwart leadership of the forces of good government, these newspapers upheld the best tradition of a free press.)
Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting

John Harold Brislin

([Local Reporting - No Edition Time] For displaying courage, initiative and resourcefulness in his effective four-year campaign to halt labor violence in his home city, as a result of which ten corrupt union officials were sent to jail and a local union was embolden to clean out racketeering elements.)
Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting

Howard Van Smith

(For a series of articles that focused public notice on deplorable conditions in a Florida migrant labor camp, resulted in the provision of generous assistance for the 4,000 stranded workers in the camp, and thereby called attention to the national problem presented by 1,500,000 migratory laborers.)
Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting

Philip Santora, Joseph Martin

(For their exclusive series of articles disclosing the brutality of the Batista government in Cuba long before its downfall and forecasting the triumph of the Cuban revolution party led by Fidel Castro.)
Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing

Ralph McGill

(For his distinguished editorial writing during 1958 as exemplified in his editorial 'A Church, A School....' and for his long, courageous and effective editorial leadership.)
Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning

Bill Mauldin

(For I won the Nobel Prize for Literature. What was your crime? Published on October 30, 1958.)
Pulitzer Prize for Photography

William Seaman

(For his dramatic photograph of the sudden death of a child in the street.)
Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography

Arthur Walworth

Honored for : Woodrow Wilson, American Prophet
Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

Stanley Kunitz

Honored for : Selected Poems 1928-1958
Pulitzer Prize for History

Leonard D. White

Honored for : The Republican Era: 1869-1901
Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting

Mary Lou Forbes

Honored for : The Washington Star
([Local Reporting Edition Time] For her comprehensive year-long coverage of the integration crisis in Virginia which demonstrated admirable qualities of accuracy, speed and the ability to interpret the news under deadline pressure in the course of a difficult and taxing assignment.)