Awards & Winners

1961 Pulitzer Prize

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1961 Pulitzer Prize

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

Harper Lee

Honored for : To Kill a Mockingbird
Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Tad Mosel

Honored for : All the Way Home
Pulitzer Prize for Public Service

Amarillo Globe-News

(For exposing a breakdown in local law enforcement with resultant punitive action that swept lax officials from their posts and brought about the election of a reform slate. The newspaper thus exerted its civic leadership in the finest tradition of journalism.)
Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting

Edgar May

([Local Reporting - No Edition Time] For his series of articles on New York State's public welfare services entitled, "Our Costly Dilemma," based in part on his three-month employment as a State case worker. The series brought about reforms that attracted nation-wide attention.)
Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting

Edward R. Cony

(For his analysis of a timber transaction which drew the attention of the public to the problems of business ethics.)
Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting

Lynn Heinzerling

(For his reporting under extraordinarily difficult conditions of the early stages of the Congo Crisis and his keen analysis of events in other parts of Africa.)
Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing

William J. Dorvillier

(For his editorials on clerical interference in the 1960 gubernatorial election in Puerto Rico.)
Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning

Carey Orr

(For 'The Kindly Tiger,' published on October 8, 1960.)
Pulitzer Prize for Photography

Yasushi Nagao

(For his photograph, Tokyo Stabbing, distributed by United Press International and widely printed in American newspapers.)
Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography

David Herbert Donald

Honored for : Charles Sumner and the Coming of the Civil War
Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

Phyllis McGinley

Honored for : Times Three: Selected Verse From Three Decades
Pulitzer Prize for History

Herbert Feis

Honored for : Between War and Peace: The Potsdam Conference
Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting

Ted Morgan

([Local Reporting Edition Time] For his moving account of the death of Leonard Warren on the Metropolitan Opera stage.)
Pulitzer Prize for Music

Walter Piston

Honored for : Symphony No. 7
Pulitzer Prize Special Citations and Awards

The American heritage new history of the Civil War

(A distinguished example of American book publishing.)