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From the Pulitzer timeline: 1956
Drama: "Diary of Anne Frank" by Albert Hackett and Frances Goodrich
Letters, Drama, and Music
by MacKinlay Kantor (World)
Diary of Anne Frank
by Albert Hackett and Frances Goodrich
The Age of Reform
by Richard Hofstadter (Knopf)
Biography or Autobiography
Benjamin Henry Latrobe
by Talbot Faulkner Hamlin (Oxford Univ. Press)
Poems - North & South
by Elizabeth Bishop (Houghton)
Symphony No. 3
by Ernst Toch
First performed by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, December 2, 1955.
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Watsonville (CA) Register-Pajaronian
For courageous exposure of corruption in public office, which led to the resignation of a district attorney and the conviction of one of his associates.
Local Reporting; Edition Time
Lee Hills of
Detroit Free Press
For his aggressive, resourceful and comprehensive front page reporting of the United Automobile Workers' negotiations with Ford and General Motors for a guaranteed annual wage.
Local Reporting; No Edition Time
Arthur Daley of
The New York Times
For his outstanding coverage and commentary on the world of sports in his daily column, "Sports of the Times."
Charles L. Bartlett of
For his original disclosures that led to the resignation of Harold E. Talbott as Secretary of the Air Force.
William Randolph Hearst Jr., J. Kingsbury-Smith and Frank Connif of
International News Service
For a series of exclusive interviews with the leaders of the Soviet Union.
Lauren K. Soth of
Register and Tribune
, Des Moines, IA
For the editorial inviting a farm delegation from the Soviet Union to visit Iowa, which led directly to the Russian farm visit to the U.S..
Robert York of
Louisville (KY) Times
For his cartoon, "Achilles" showing a bulging figure of American prosperity tapering to a weak heel labeled "Farm Prices."
New York Daily News
For its consistently excellent news picture coverage in 1955, an outstanding example of which is its photo, "Bomber Crashes in Street."