From the Pulitzer timeline: 1975
1975 Winners


Letters, Drama, and Music

The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara (McKay)
Seascape by Edward Albee
Jefferson and His Time, Vols. I-V by Dumas Malone (Little)
Biography or Autobiography
The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York by Robert Caro (Knopf)
Turtle Island by Gary Snyder (New Directions)
General Nonfiction
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard (Harper's Magazine Press)
From the Diary of Virginia Woolf by Dominick Argento
For medium voice and piano, commissioned by the Schubert Club of St. Paul, and premiered January 5, 1975 in Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis.

Special Citations

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Press Releases

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Public Service
The Boston Globe
For its massive and balanced coverage of the Boston school desegregation crisis.
Local General or Spot News Reporting
Staff of Xenia (OH) Daily Gazette
For its coverage, under enormous difficulties, of the tornado that wrecked the city on April 3, 1974.
Local Investigative Specialized Reporting
Staff of Indianapolis Star
For its disclosures of local police corruption and dilatory law enforcement, resulting in a cleanup of both the Police Department and the office of the County Prosecutor.
National Reporting
Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele of The Philadelphia Inquirer
For their series "Auditing the Internal Revenue Service," which exposed the unequal application of Federal tax laws.
International Reporting
William Mullen -reporter, and Ovie Carter -photographer of the Chicago Tribune
For their coverage of famine in Africa and India.
Mary McGrory of The Washington Star
For her commentary on public affairs during 1974.
Roger Ebert of Chicago Sun-Times
For his film criticism during 1974.
Editorial Writing
John Daniell Maurice of Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
For his editorials about the Kanawha County schoolbook controversy.
Editorial Cartooning
Garry Trudeau of Universal Press Syndicate
For his cartoon strip Doonesbury.
Spot News Photography
Gerald H. Gay of The Seattle Times
For his photograph of four exhausted firemen, "Lull in the Battle."
Feature Photography
Matthew Lewis of The Washington Post
For his photographs in color and black and white.