From the Pulitzer timeline: 1948
1948 Winners


Letters, Drama, and Music

Tales of the South Pacific by James A. Michener (Macmillan)
A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
Across the Wide Missouri by Bernard Devoto (Houghton)
Biography or Autobiography
Forgotten First Citizen: John Bigelow by Margaret Clapp (Little)
The Age of Anxiety by W. H. Auden (Random)
Symphony, No. 3 by Walter Piston
First performed by the Boston Symphony Orchestra in Boston, January, 1948.

Special Citations

Special Awards and Citations - Journalism
Dr. Frank Diehl Fackenthal
A scroll indicating appreciation of Dr. Fackenthal's interest and service during the past years.

Pulitzer Prize Board

The board overseeing the prizes

Press Releases

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Public Service
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
For the coverage of the Centralia, Illinois, mine disaster and the follow-up which resulted in impressive reforms in mine safety laws and regulations.
Local Reporting
George E. Goodwin of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
For his story of the Telfair County vote fraud, published in 1947.
National Reporting
Nat S. Finney of Minneapolis Tribune
For his stories on the plan of the Truman administration to impose secrecy about the ordinary affairs of federal civilian agencies in peacetime.

Bert Andrews of New York Herald Tribune
For his articles on "A State Department Security Case" published in I947.
International Reporting
Paul W. Ward of The Baltimore Sun
For his series of articles published in 1947 on "Life in the Soviet Union."
Editorial Writing
Virginius Dabney of Richmond Times-Dispatch
For distinguished editorial writing during the year.
Editorial Cartooning
Reuben L. Goldberg of New York Sun
For "Peace Today."
Frank Cushing of Boston Traveler
For his photo, "Boy Gunman and Hostage."