From the Pulitzer timeline: 1943
1943 Winners


Letters, Drama, and Music

Dragon's Teeth by Upton Sinclair (Viking)
The Skin of Our Teeth by Thornton Wilder
Paul Revere and the World He Lived In by Esther Forbes (Houghton)
Biography or Autobiography
Admiral of the Ocean Sea by Samuel Eliot Morison (Little)
A Witness Tree by Robert Frost (Holt)
Secular Cantata No. 2. A Free Song by William Schuman
Performed by the Boston Symphony Orchestra and published by G. Schirmer, Inc., New York.

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Public Service
Omaha (NE) World-Herald
For its initiative and originality in planning a state-wide campaign for the collection of scrap metal for the war effort. The Nebraska plan was adopted on a national scale by the daily newspapers, resulting in a united effort which succeeded in supplying our war industries with necessary scrap material.
George Weller of Chicago Daily News
For his graphic story of how a U.S. Navy Pharmacist's Mate under enemy waters in a submarine performed an operation for appendicitis saving a sailor's life.
Hanson W. Baldwin of The New York Times
For his report of his wartime tour of the Southwest Pacific.
Telegraphic Reporting (National)
(No Award)
Telegraphic Reporting (International)
Ira Wolfert of North American Newspaper Alliance, Inc.
For his series of three articles on the fifth battle of the Solomons.
Editorial Writing
Forrest W. Seymour of Register and Tribune, Des Moines, IA
For his editorials published during the calendar year 1942.
Editorial Cartooning
Jay Norwood Darling of Des Moines Register & Tribune
For "What a Place For a Waste Paper Salvage Campaign."
Frank Noel of Associated Press
For his photo entitled, "Water!" serviced by the AP.