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From the Pulitzer timeline: 1940
Drama: "The Time of Your Life" by William Saroyan
Letters, Drama, and Music
The Grapes of Wrath
by John Steinbeck (Viking)
The Time of Your Life
by William Saroyan
Abraham Lincoln: The War Years
by Carl Sandburg (Harcourt)
Biography or Autobiography
Woodrow Wilson, Life and Letters. Vols. VII and VIII
by Ray Stannard Baker (Doubleday)
by Mark Van Doren (Holt)
There are no special citations for this time period.
Pulitzer Prize Board
The board overseeing the prizes
No press releases are currently recorded for this year.
Waterbury (CT) Republican & American
For its campaign exposing municipal graft.
S. Burton Heath of
New York World-Telegram
For his expose of the frauds perpetrated by Federal Judge Martin T. Manton, who resigned and was tried and imprisoned.
Otto D. Tolischus of
The New York Times
For his dispatches from Berlin.
Bart Howard of
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
For his distinguished editorial writing during the year.
Edmund Duffy of
The Baltimore Sun
For "The Outstretched Hand."