From the Pulitzer timeline: 1960
1960 Winners


Letters, Drama, and Music

Advise and Consent by Allen Drury (Doubleday)
Fiorello! Book by Jerome Weidman and George Abbott, music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick.
In the Days of McKinley by Margaret Leech (Harper)
Biography or Autobiography
John Paul Jones by Samuel Eliot Morison (Little)
Heart's Needle by W. D. Snodgrass (Knopf)
Second String Quartet by Elliott Carter
First performed at the Juilliard School of Music, March 25, 1960.

Special Citations

Special Awards and Citations - Letters
The Armada by Garrett Mattingly, published by Houghton Mifflin
It is a first class history and a literary work of high order.

Pulitzer Prize Board

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Press Releases

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Public Service
Los Angeles Times
For its thorough, sustained and well-conceived attack on narcotics traffic and the enterprising reporting of Gene Sherman, which led to the opening of negotiations between the United States and Mexico to halt the flow of illegal drugs into southern California and other border states.
Local Reporting; Edition Time
Jack Nelson of The Atlanta (GA) Constitution
For the excellent reporting in his series of articles on mental institutions in Georgia.
Local Reporting; No Edition Time
Miriam Ottenberg of The Evening Star, Washington, DC
For a series of seven articles exposing a used-car racket in Washington, D.C., that victimized many unwary buyers. The series led to new regulations to protect the public and served to alert other communities to such sharp practices.
National Reporting
Vance Trimble of Scripps-Howard Newspaper Alliance
For a series of articles exposing the extent of nepotism in the Congress of the United States.
International Reporting
A. M. Rosenthal of The New York Times
For his perceptive and authoritative reporting from Poland. Mr. Rosenthal's subsequent expulsion from the country was attributed by Polish government spokesmen to the depth his reporting into Polish affairs, there being no accusation of false reporting.
Editorial Writing
Lenoir Chambers of Norfolk Virginian-Pilot
For his series of editorials on the school integration problem in Virginia, as exemplified by "The Year the Schools Closed," published January 1, 1959, and "The Year the Schools Opened," published December 31, 1959.
Editorial Cartooning
(No Award)
Andrew Lopez of United Press International
For his series of four photographs of a corporal, formerly of Dictator Batista's army, who was executed by a Castro firing squad, the principal picture showing the condemned man receiving last rites.