From the Pulitzer timeline: 1939
1939 Winners


Letters, Drama, and Music

The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (Scribner)
Abe Lincoln in Illinois by Robert E. Sherwood
A History of American Magazines by Frank Luther Mott (Harvard Univ. Press)
Biography or Autobiography
Benjamin Franklin by Carl Van Doren (Viking)
Selected Poems by John Gould Fletcher (Farrar)

Special Citations

There are no special citations for this time period.

Pulitzer Prize Board

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Press Releases

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Public Service
Miami Daily News
For its campaign for the recall of the Miami City Commission.
Thomas Lunsford Stokes of Scripps-Howard Newspaper Alliance
For his series of articles on alleged intimidation of workers for the Works Progress Administration in Pennsylvania and Kentucky during an election. The articles were published in The New York World-Telegram.
Louis P. Lochner of Associated Press
For his dispatches from Berlin
Editorial Writing
Ronald G. Callvert of The Oregonian, Portland, OR
For his distinguished editorial writing during the year as exemplified by the editorial entitled "My Country 'Tis of Thee."
Editorial Cartooning
Charles G. Werner of Daily Oklahoman
For "Nomination for 1938."