From the Pulitzer timeline: 1956
1956 Winners


Letters, Drama, and Music

Andersonville 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 - A Cold Spring by Elizabeth Bishop (Houghton)
Symphony No. 3 by Ernst Toch
First performed by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, December 2, 1955.

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Public Service
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."
National Reporting
Charles L. Bartlett of Chattanooga Times
For his original disclosures that led to the resignation of Harold E. Talbott as Secretary of the Air Force.
International Reporting
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.
Editorial Writing
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..
Editorial Cartooning
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."
Staff of 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."