Awards & Winners

1962 Pulitzer Prize

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1962 Pulitzer Prize

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

Edwin O'Connor

Honored for : The Edge of Sadness
Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Frank Loesser, Abe Burrows

Honored for : How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Pulitzer Prize for Public Service

The News Herald

(For its three-year campaign against entrenched power and corruption, with resultant reforms in Panama City and Bay County.)
Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting

George William Bliss

([Local Reporting - No Edition Time] For his initiative in uncovering scandals in the Metropolitan Sanitary District of Greater Chicago, with resultant remedial action)
Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting

Nathan G. Caldwell, Gene S. Graham

(For their exclusive disclosure and six years of detailed reporting, under great difficulties, of the undercover cooperation between management interests in the coal industry and the United Mine Workers.)
Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting

Walter Lippmann

(For his 1961 interview with Soviet Premier Khrushchev, as illustrative of Lippmann's long and distinguished contribution to American journalism.)
Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing

Thomas M. Storke

(For his forceful editorials calling public attention to the activities of a semi-secret organization known as the John Birch Society.)
Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning

Edmund S. Valtman

(For 'What You Need, Man, Is a Revolution Like Mine,' published on August 31, 1961.)
Pulitzer Prize for Photography

Paul Vathis

(For the photograph, Serious Steps, published April 22, 1961.)
Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

Alan Dugan

Honored for : Poems
Pulitzer Prize for History

Lawrence H. Gipson

Honored for : The Triumphant Empire: Thunder-Clouds Gather in the West, 1763-1766
Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction

Theodore White

Honored for : The Making of the President, 1960
Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting

Robert D. Mulllins

Honored for : Deseret News
([Local Reporting Edition Time] For his resourceful coverage of a murder and kidnapping at Dead Horse Point, Utah.)
Pulitzer Prize for Music

Robert Ward

Honored for : The Crucible