Awards & Winners

William L. Laurence

Date of Birth 07-March-1888
Place of Birth Salantai
(Lithuania, KlaipÄ—da County, Samogitia)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as William Laurence, William Leonard Laurence, Leib Wolf Siew
Profession Journalist, Author
William Leonard Laurence was a Jewish Lithuanian-born American journalist known for his science journalism writing of the 1940s and 1950s while working for The New York Times. He won two Pulitzer Prizes and, as the official historian of the Manhattan Project, was the only journalist to witness the Trinity test and the atomic bombing of Nagasaki. He is credited with coining the iconic term "Atomic Age" which became popular in the 1950s.

Awards by William L. Laurence

Check all the awards nominated and won by William L. Laurence.


Pulitzer Prize for Reporting
(For his eye-witness account of the atom-bombing of Nagasaki and his subsequent ten articles on the development, production, and significance of the atomic bomb.)


Pulitzer Prize for Reporting
(For their coverage of science at the tercentenary of Harvard University.)