From the Pulitzer timeline: 1957
1957 Winners


Letters, Drama, and Music

(No Award)
Long Day's Journey Into Night by Eugene O'Neill
Russia Leaves the War: Soviet-American Relations, 1917-192O by George F. Kennan (Princeton Univ. Press)
Biography or Autobiography
Profiles in Courage by John F. Kennedy (Harper)
Things of This World by Richard Wilbur (Harcourt)
Meditations on Ecclesiastes by Norman Dello Joio
First performed at the Juilliard School of Music on April 20, 1956.

Special Citations

Special Awards and Citations - Letters
Kenneth Roberts
For his historical novels which have long contributed to the creation of greater interest in our early American history.

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Press Releases

No press releases are currently recorded for this year.


Public Service
Chicago Daily News
For determined and courageous public service in exposing a $2,500,000 fraud centering in the office of the State Auditor of Illinois, resulting in the indictment and conviction of the State Auditor and others. This led to the reorganization of State procedures to prevent a recurrence of the fraud.
Local Reporting; Edition Time
Staff of Salt Lake (UT) Tribune
For its prompt and efficient coverage of the crash of two air liners over the Grand Canyon, in which 128 persons were killed. This was a team job that surmounted great difficulties in distance, time and terrain.
Local Reporting; No Edition Time
Wallace Turner and William Lamber of Portland Oregonian
For their expose of vice and corruption in Portland involving some municipal officials and officers of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen and Helpers of America, Western Conference. They fulfilled their assignments despite great handicaps and the risk of reprisal from lawless elements.
National Reporting
James Reston of The New York Times
For his distinguished national correspondence, including both news dispatches and interpretive reporting, an outstanding example of which was his five-part analysis of the effect of President Eisenhower's illness on the functioning of the Executive Branch of the Federal Government.
International Reporting
Russell Jones of United Press
For his excellent and sustained coverage of the Hungarian revolt against Communist domination, during which he worked at great personal risk within Russian-held Budapest and gave front-line eyewitness reports of the ruthless Soviet repression of the Hungarian people.
Editorial Writing
Buford Boone of Tuscaloosa (AL) News
For his fearless and reasoned editorials in a community inflamed by a segregation issue, an outstanding example of his work being the editorial entitled, "What a Price for Peace," published on February 7,1956.
Editorial Cartooning
Tom Little of The Nashville Tennessean
For "Wonder Why My Parents Didn't Give Me Salk Shots?" Published on January 12, 1956.
Harry A. Trask of Boston Traveler
For his dramatic and outstanding photographic sequence of the sinking of the liner Andrea Doria, the pictures being taken from an airplane flying at a height of 75 feet only nine minutes before the ship plunged to the bottom. (The second picture in the sequence is cited as the key photograph.)