Awards & Winners

Howard Mumford Jones

Date of Birth 16-April-1892
Place of Birth Saginaw
(Saginaw County, Michigan, United States of America)
Nationality United States of America
Profession Writer, Literary critic, Professor
Howard Mumford Jones was a U.S. writer, literary critic, and professor of English at Harvard University. Jones was the book editor for The Boston Evening Transcript. Howard Jones was born in Saginaw, Michigan. Before moving to Harvard, Jones was a member of the English faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina. In 1925, he approached the president of UNC-CH, Harry Woodburn Chase, lamenting the absence of a bookstore in the town of Chapel Hill, and offered to open one in his office. This eventually became the Bull's Head Bookshop, now located in Student Stores. In February, 1954, Mr. Jones gave the dedicatory address at the opening of an addition to the University of Wisconsin Library. It was entitled "Books and the Independent Mind." The crux of his comments was perhaps contained in his midpoint comment: "While it is true that we in this nation remain free to be idiotic, it does not necessarily follow, that we must be idiotic, in order to be free!" In 1965 he won the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction for O Strange New World: American Culture-The Formative Years. He also authored Belief and Disbelief in American Literature, The Age of Energy, and many scholarly journal articles.

Awards by Howard Mumford Jones

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Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction
Honored for : O Strange New World

Nominations 1965 »

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National Book Award for Arts and Letters (Nonfiction) O Strange New World


Nominations 1960 »

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National Book Award for Nonfiction One Great Society