Awards & Winners

1979 Pulitzer Prize

Check winners and nominations of 1979 Pulitzer Prize. Check awards winners of 1979 Pulitzer Prize. (Click on the Award name to show winners and nominees)

1979 Pulitzer Prize

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

John Cheever

Honored for : The Stories of John Cheever
Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Sam Shepard

Honored for : Buried Child
Pulitzer Prize for Public Service

The Point Reyes Light

(For its investigation of Synanon.)
Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting

Elliot G. Jaspin, Gilbert M. Gaul

([Local Investigative Specialized Reporting] For stories on the destruction of the Blue Coal Company by men with ties to organized crime.)
Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting

James Risser

(For a series on farming damage to the environment.)
Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting

Richard Ben Cramer

(For reports from the Middle East.)
Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing

Jon Franklin

(For an account of brain surgery.)
Pulitzer Prize for Commentary
Pulitzer Prize for Criticism

Paul Gapp

(For architectural criticism.)
Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing
Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning


(For the body of his work.)
Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography

Boston Herald

(For photographic coverage of the blizzard of 1978.)
Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography

Leonard Baker

Honored for : Days of Sorrow and Pain: Leo Baeck and the Berlin Jews
Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

Robert Penn Warren

Honored for : Now and Then
Pulitzer Prize for History

Don E. Fehrenbacher

Honored for : The Dred Scott Case: Its Significance in American Law and Politics
Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction

E. O. Wilson

Honored for : On Human Nature
Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting

San Diego Evening Tribune

([Local General or Spot News Reporting] For its coverage of the collision of a Pacific Southwest air liner with a small plane over its city.)
Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography

Thomas J. Kelly III

(For a series called Tragedy on Sanatoga Road.)
Pulitzer Prize for Music

Joseph Schwantner

Honored for : Aftertones of Infinity