From the Pulitzer timeline: 1940
1940 Winners

Winners

Letters, Drama, and Music

Novel
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck (Viking)
Drama
The Time of Your Life by William Saroyan
History
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)
Poetry
Collected Poems by Mark Van Doren (Holt)

Special Citations

There are no special citations for this time period.

Pulitzer Prize Board

Members
The board overseeing the prizes

Press Releases

No press releases are currently recorded for this year.

Journalism

Public Service
Waterbury (CT) Republican & American
For its campaign exposing municipal graft.
Reporting
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.
Correspondence
Otto D. Tolischus of The New York Times
For his dispatches from Berlin.
Editorial Writing
Bart Howard of St. Louis Post-Dispatch
For his distinguished editorial writing during the year.
Editorial Cartooning
Edmund Duffy of The Baltimore Sun
For "The Outstretched Hand."