From the Pulitzer timeline: 1953
1953 Winners


Letters, Drama, and Music

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway (Scribner)
Picnic by William Inge
The Era of Good Feelings by George Dangerfield (Harcourt)
Biography or Autobiography
Edmund Pendleton 1721-1803 by David J. Mays (Harvard Univ. Press)
Collected Poems 1917-1952 by Archibald MacLeish (Houghton)
(No Award)

Special Citations

Special Awards and Citations - Journalism
The New York Times
For the section of its Sunday newspaper edited by Lester Markel and headed, "Review of the Week," which for seventeen years has brought enlightenment and intelligent commentary to its readers.

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Press Releases

No press releases are currently recorded for this year.


Public Service
Whiteville News Reporter and Tabor City Tribune, two weekly NC newspapers
For their successful campaign against the Ku Klux Klan, waged on their own doorstep at the risk of economic loss and personal danger, culminating in the conviction of over one hundred Klansmen and an end to terrorism in their communities.
Local Reporting; Edition Time
Editorial Staff of Providence (RI) Journal and Evening Bulletin
For their spontaneous and cooperative coverage of a bank robbery and police chase leading to the capture of the bandit.
Local Reporting; No Edition Time
Edward J. Mowery of New York World-Telegram & Sun
For his reporting of the facts which brought vindication and freedom to Louis Hoffner.
National Reporting
Don Whitehead of Associated Press
For his article called "The Great Deception," dealing with the intricate arrangements by which the safety of President-elect Eisenhower was guarded enroute from Morningside Heights in New York to Korea.
International Reporting
Austin Wehrwein of The Milwaukee Journal
For a series of articles on Canada.
Editorial Writing
Vermont Connecticut Royster of The Wall Street Journal
For distinguished editorial writing during the year.
Editorial Cartooning
Edward D. Kuekes of Cleveland Plain Dealer
For "Aftermath."
William M. Gallagher of Flint (MI) Journal
For a photo of ex-Governor Adlai E. Stevenson with a hole in his shoe taken during the 1952 Presidential campaign.