Awards & Winners

1978 Pulitzer Prize

Check winners and nominations of 1978 Pulitzer Prize. Check awards winners of 1978 Pulitzer Prize. (Click on the Award name to show winners and nominees)

1978 Pulitzer Prize

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

James Alan McPherson

Honored for : Elbow Room
Pulitzer Prize for Drama

D.L. Coburn

Honored for : The Gin Game
Pulitzer Prize for Music

Michael Colgrass

Honored for : Deja Vu
Pulitzer Prize for Public Service

The Philadelphia Inquirer

(For a series of articles showing abuses of power by the police in its home city.)
Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting

Anthony R. Dolan

([Local Investigative Specialized Reporting] For a series on municipal corruption.)
Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting

Gaylord D. Shaw

(For a series on unsafe structural conditions at the nation's major dams.)
Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting

Henry Kamm

(For his stories on the refugees, 'boat people,' from Indochina.)
Pulitzer Prize for Commentary

William Safire

(For commentary on the Bert Lance affair.)
Pulitzer Prize for Criticism

Walter Kerr

(For articles on the theater in 1977 and throughout his long career.)
Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing

Meg Greenfield

(For selected samples of her work.)
Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning
Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography

J. Ross Baughman

(For three photographs from guerrilla areas in Rhodesia.)
Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography

Walter Jackson Bate

Honored for : Samuel Johnson
Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

Howard Nemerov

Honored for : The Collected Poems of Howard Nemerov
Pulitzer Prize for History

Alfred D. Chandler, Jr.

Honored for : The Visible Hand: The Managerial Revolution in American Business
Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction

Carl Sagan

Honored for : The Dragons of Eden
Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting

Richard Whitt

Honored for : The Courier-Journal
([Local General or Spot News Reporting] For his coverage of a fire that took 164 lives at the Beverly Hills Supper Club at Southgate, Ky., and subsequent investigation of the lack of enforcement of state fire codes.)
Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography

John H. Blair

(For a photograph of an Indianapolis broker being held hostage at gunpoint.)
Pulitzer Prize Special Citations and Awards

Richard Strout

(For distinguished commentary from Washington over many years as staff correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor and contributor to The New Republic.)
Pulitzer Prize Special Citations and Awards

E. B. White

(For his letters, essays and the full body of his work.)