From the Pulitzer timeline: 1961
1961 Winners


Letters, Drama, and Music

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee (Lippincott)
All The Way Home by Tad Mosel
Between War and Peace: The Potsdam Conference by Herbert Feis (Princeton Univ. Press)
Biography or Autobiography
Charles Sumner and the Coming of the Civil War by David Donald (Knopf)
Times Three: Selected Verse From Three Decades by Phyllis McGinley (Viking)
Symphony No. 7 by Walter Piston
First performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra on February 10, 1961, and commissioned by the Philadelphia Orchestra Association.

Special Citations

Special Awards and Citations - Letters
American Heritage Picture History of the Civil War
A distinguished example of American book publishing.

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Press Releases

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Public Service
Amarillo (TX) Globe-Times
For exposing a breakdown in local law enforcement with resultant punitive action that swept lax officials from their posts and brought about the election of a reform slate. The newspaper thus exerted its civic leadership in the finest tradition of journalism.
Local Reporting; Edition Time
Sanche De Gramont of New York Herald Tribune
For his moving account of the death of Leonard Warren on the Metropolitan Opera stage.
Local Reporting; No Edition Time
Edgar May of Buffalo (NY) Evening News
For his series of articles on New York State's public welfare services entitled, "Our Costly Dilemma," based in part on his three-month employment as a State case worker. The series brought about reforms that attracted nation-wide attention.
National Reporting
Edward R. Cony of The Wall Street Journal
For his analysis of a timber transaction which drew the attention of the public to the problems of business ethics.
International Reporting
Lynn Heinzerling of Associated Press
For his reporting under extraordinarily difficult conditions of the early stages of the Congo crisis and his keen analysis of events in other parts of Africa.
Editorial Writing
William J. Dorvillier of San Juan (Puerto Rico) Star
For his editorials on clerical interference in the 1960 gubernatorial election in Puerto Rico.
Editorial Cartooning
Carey Orr of Chicago Tribune
For "The Kindly Tiger," published on October 8, 1960.
Yasushi Nagao of Mainichi, Tokyo
For his photograph, "Tokyo Stabbing," distributed by United Press International and widely printed in American newspapers.