From the Pulitzer timeline: 1963
1963 Winners


Letters, Drama, and Music

The Reivers by William Faulkner (Random)
(No Award)
Washington, Village and Capital, 1800-1878 by Constance McLaughlin Green (Princeton Univ. Press)
Biography or Autobiography
Henry James by Leon Edel (Lippincott)
Pictures from Brueghel by the late William Carlos Williams (New Directions)
General Nonfiction
The Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman (Macmillan)
Piano Concerto No. 1 by Samuel Barber
Premiered with the Boston Symphony at Philharmonic Hall on September 24, 1962.

Special Citations

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Press Releases

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Public Service
Chicago Daily News
For calling public attention to the issue of providing birth control services in the public health programs in its area.
Local Reporting; Edition Time
Sylvan Fox, Anthony Shannon and William Longgood of New York World-Telegram and Sun
For their reporting of an air crash in Jamaica Bay, killing 95 persons on March 1, 1962.
Local Reporting; No Edition Time
Oscar Griffin, Jr. of Pecos (TX) Independent and Enterprise
Who as editor initiated the exposure of the Billie Sol Estes scandal and thereby brought a major fraud on the United States government to national attention with resultant investigation, prosecution and conviction of Estes.
National Reporting
Anthony Lewis of The New York Times
For his distinguished reporting of the proceedings of the United States Supreme Court during the year, with particular emphasis on the coverage of the decision in the reapportionment case and its consequences in many of the States of the Union.
International Reporting
Hal Hendrix of The Miami (FL) News
For his persistent reporting which revealed, at an early stage, that the Soviet Union was installing missile launching pads in Cuba and sending in large numbers of MIG-21 aircraft.
Editorial Writing
Ira B. Harkey of Pascagoula (MS) Chronicle
For his courageous editorials devoted to the processes of law and reason during the integration crisis in Mississippi in 1962.
Editorial Cartooning
Frank Miller of Des Moines Register
For a cartoon which showed a world destroyed with one ragged figure calling to another: "I said we sure settled that dispute, didn't we!"
Hector Rondon of La Republica, Caracas, Venezuela
For his remarkable picture of a priest holding a wounded soldier in the 1962 Venezuelan insurrection: "Aid From The Padre." The photograph was distributed by the Associated Press.