From the Pulitzer timeline: 1946
1946 Winners


Letters, Drama, and Music

(No Award)
State of the Union by Russel Crouse and Howard Lindsay
The Age of Jackson by Arthur Meier Schlesinger
Biography or Autobiography
Son of the Wilderness by Linnie Marsh Wolfe (Knopf)
(No Award)
The Canticle of the Sun by Leo Sowerby
Commissioned by the Alice M Ditson Fund, first performed by the Schola Cantorum in New York, April 1945.

Special Citations

There are no special citations for this time period.

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Press Releases

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Public Service
The Scranton Times
For its fifteen-year investigation of judicial practices in the United States District Court for the middle district of Pennsylvania, resulting in removal of the District Judge and indictment of many others.
William Leonard Laurence of The New York Times
For his eye-witness account of the atom-bombing of Nagasaki and his subsequent ten articles on the development, production, and significance of the atomic bomb.
Arnaldo Cortesi of The New York Times
For distinguished correspondence during the year 1945, as exemplified by his reports from Buenos Aires, Argentina
Telegraphic Reporting (National)
Edward A. Harris of St. Louis Post-Dispatch
For his articles on the Tidewater Oil situation which contributed to the nation-wide opposition to the appointment and confirmation of Edwin W. Pauley as Undersecretary of the Navy.
Telegraphic Reporting (International)
Homer William Bigart of New York Herald Tribune
For his distinguished reporting during the year 1945 from the Pacific war theatre.
Editorial Writing
Hodding Carter of The Delta Democrat-Times, Greenville, MS
For a group of editorials published during the year 1945 on the subject of racial, religious and economic intolerance, as exemplified by the editorial "Go for Broke."
Editorial Cartooning
Bruce Alexander Russell of Los Angeles Times
For "Time to Bridge That Gulch."
(No Award)