Awards & Winners

1972 Pulitzer Prize

Check winners and nominations of 1972 Pulitzer Prize. Check awards winners of 1972 Pulitzer Prize. (Click on the Award name to show winners and nominees)

1972 Pulitzer Prize

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction

Barbara W. Tuchman

Honored for : Stilwell and the American Experience in China, 1911-45
Pulitzer Prize for Music

Jacob Druckman

Honored for : Windows
Pulitzer Prize for Public Service

The New York Times

(For the publication of the Pentagon Papers.)
Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting

Ann Desantis, Timothy Leland, Stephen A. Kurkjian, Gerard K. O'Neill

([Local Investigative Specialized Reporting] For their exposure of widespread corruption in Somerville, Massachusetts.)
Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting

Jack Anderson

(For his reporting of American policy decision-making during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971.)
Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting

Peter R. Kann

(For his coverage of the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971.)
Pulitzer Prize for Commentary

Mike Royko

(For his columns during 1971.)
Pulitzer Prize for Criticism

Frank Peters Jr.

(For his music criticism during 1971.)
Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing

John Strohmeyer

(For his editorial campaign to reduce racial tensions in Bethlehem.)
Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning

Jeff MacNelly

(For his editorial cartooning during 1971.)
Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography

David Hume Kennerly

(For his dramatic photographs of the Vietnam War in 1971.)
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

Wallace Stegner

Honored for : Angle of Repose
Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography

Joseph P. Lash

Honored for : Eleanor and Franklin
Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

James Wright

Honored for : Collected Poems
Pulitzer Prize for History

Carl N. Degler

Honored for : Neither Black nor white
Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting

Richard Cooper, John Machacek

Honored for : Rochester Times-Union
(For their coverage of the Attica, New York prison riot.)
Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography

Horst Faas, Michel Laurent

(For their picture series, Death in Dacca.)