From the Pulitzer timeline: 1968
1968 Winners


Letters, Drama, and Music

The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron (Random)
(No Award)
The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution by Bernard Bailyn (Harvard Univ. Press)
Biography or Autobiography
Memoirs by George F. Kennan (Little)
The Hard Hours by Anthony Hecht (Atheneum)
General Nonfiction
Rousseau And Revolution, The Tenth And Concluding Volume Of The Story Of Civilization by Will and Ariel Durant (Simon & Schuster)
Echoes of Time and the River by George Crumb
An orchestral suite first performed on May 26, 1967 by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, having been commissioned by the University in connection with the celebration of its 75th anniversary.

Special Citations

There are no special citations for this time period.

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Press Releases

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Public Service
Riverside (CA) Press-Enterprise
For its expose of corruption in the courts in connection with the handling of the property and estates of an Indian tribe in California, and its successful efforts to punish the culprits.
Local General or Spot News Reporting
Staff of Detroit Free Press
For its coverage of the Detroit riots of 1967, recognizing both the brilliance of its detailed spot news staff work and its swift and accurate investigation into the underlying causes of the tragedy.
Local Investigative Specialized Reporting
J. Anthony Lukas of The New York Times
For the social document he wrote in his investigation of the life and the murder of Linda Fitzpatrick.
National Reporting
Nathan K. (Nick) Kotz of Des Moines Register and Minneapolis Tribune
For his reporting of unsanitary conditions in many meat packing plants, which helped insure the passage of the Federal Wholesome Meat Act of 1967.

Howard James of The Christian Science Monitor
For his series of articles, "Crisis in the Courts."
International Reporting
Alfred Friendly of The Washington Post
For his coverage of the Middle East War of 1967.
Editorial Writing
John S. Knight of Knight Newspapers
For his distinguished editorial writing.
Editorial Cartooning
Eugene Gray Payne of The Charlotte Observer
For his editorial cartooning in 1967.
Spot News Photography
Rocco Morabito of Jacksonville Journal
For his photograph, "The Kiss of Life."
Feature Photography
Toshio Sakai of United Press International
For his Vietnam War combat photograph, "Dreams of Better Times."