From the Pulitzer timeline: 1929
1929 Winners


Letters, Drama, and Music

Scarlet Sister Mary by Julia Peterkin (Bobbs)
Street Scene by Elmer L. Rice
The Organization and Administration of the Union Army, 1861-1865 by Fred Albert Shannon (A.H. Clark)
Biography or Autobiography
The Training of an American: The Earlier Life and Letters of Walter H. Page by Burton J. Hendrick (Houghton)
John Browns Body by Stephen Vincent Benet (Farrar)

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Public Service
New York Evening World
For its effective campaign to correct evils in the administration of justice, including the fight to curb "ambulance chasers," support of the "fence" bill, and measures to simplify procedure, prevent perjury and eliminate politics from municipal courts; a campaign which has been instrumental in securing remedial action.
Paul Y. Anderson of St. Louis Post-Dispatch
For his highly effective work in bringing to light a situation which resulted in revealing the disposition of Liberty Bonds purchased and distributed by the Continental Trading Company in connection with naval oil leases.
Paul Scott Mowrer of Chicago Daily News
For his coverage of international affairs including the Franco-British Naval Pact and Germany's campaign for revision of the Dawes Plan.
Editorial Writing
Louis Isaac Jaffe of Norfolk Virginian-Pilot
For his editorial entitled "An Unspeakable Act of Savagery," which is typical of a series of articles written on the lynching evil and in successful advocacy of legislation to prevent it.
Editorial Cartooning
Rollin Kirby of New York World
For "Tammany."