From the Pulitzer timeline: 1974
1974 Winners


Letters, Drama, and Music

(No Award)
(No Award)
The Americans: The Democratic Experience by Daniel J. Boorstin (Random)
Biography or Autobiography
O'Neill, Son and Artist by Louis Sheaffer (Little)
The Dolphin by Robert Lowell (Farrar)
General Nonfiction
The Denial of Death by the late Ernest Becker (Free Press/Macmillan)
Notturno by Donald Martino
A chamber music piece commissioned by the Walter W. Naumburg Foundation and first performed May 15, 1973 a Alice Tully Hall, New York City, by Speculum Musicae.

Special Citations

Special Awards and Citations - Music
Roger Sessions
For his life's work as a distinguished American composer.

Pulitzer Prize Board

The board overseeing the prizes

Press Releases

No press releases are currently recorded for this year.


Public Service
Newsday, Garden City, NY
For its definitive report on the illicit narcotic traffic in the United States and abroad, entitled, "The Heroin Trail."
Local General or Spot News Reporting
Arthur M. Petacque and Hugh F. Hough of Chicago Sun-Times
For uncovering new evidence that led to the reopening of efforts to solve the 1966 murder of Valerie Percy.
Local Investigative Specialized Reporting
William Sherman of New York Daily News
For his resourceful investigative reporting in the exposure of extreme abuse of the New York Medicaid program.
National Reporting
Jack White of Providence Journal and Evening Bulletin
For his initiative in exclusively disclosing President Nixon's Federal income tax payments in 1970 and 1971.

James R. Polk of Washington Star-News
For his disclosure of alleged irregularities in the financing of the campaign to re-elect President Nixon in 1972.
International Reporting
Hedrick Smith of The New York Times
For his coverage of the Soviet Union and its allies in Eastern Europe in 1973.
Edwin A. Roberts Jr. of National Observer
For his commentary on public affairs during 1973.
Emily Genauer of Newsday Syndicate
For her critical writing about art and artists.
Editorial Writing
F. Gilman Spencer of The Trentonian, Trenton, NJ, editor
For his courageous campaign to focus public attention on scandals in New Jersey's state government.
Editorial Cartooning
Paul Szep of The Boston Globe
For his editorial cartooning during 1973.
Spot News Photography
Anthony K. Roberts, a free-lance photographer of Beverly Hills, CA
For his picture series, "Fatal Hollywood Drama," in which an alleged kidnapper was killed.
Feature Photography
Slava Veder of Associated Press
For his picture of the return of an American prisoner of war from captivity in North Vietnam.