From the Pulitzer timeline: 1976
1976 Winners


Letters, Drama, and Music

Humboldt's Gift by Saul Bellow (Viking)
A Chorus Line conceived, choreographed and directed by Michael Bennett, with book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, music by Marvin Hamlisch, and lyrics by Edward Kleban
Lamy of Santa Fe by Paul Horgan (Farrar)
Biography or Autobiography
Edith Wharton: A Biography by R. W. B. Lewis (Harper)
Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror by John Ashbery (Viking)
General Nonfiction
Why Survive? Being Old In America by Robert N. Butler (Harper)
Air Music by Ned Rorem
First performed by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra on December 5, 1975. It is subtitled "Ten Etudes of Orchestra."

Special Citations

Special Awards and Citations - Journalism
Professor John Hohenberg
A special citation and an antique plaque inscribed by all the members of the Advisory Board, expressing appreciation for his services for 22 years as Administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes and for his achievements as teacher and journalist.
Special Awards and Citations - Music
Scott Joplin
Bestowed posthumously in this Bicentennial Year, for his contributions to American music.

Pulitzer Prize Board

The board overseeing the prizes

Press Releases

No press releases are currently recorded for this year.


Public Service
Anchorage Daily News
For its disclosures of the impact and influence of the Teamsters Union on Alaska's economy and politics.
Local General or Spot News Reporting
Gene Miller of Miami Herald
For his persistent and courageous reporting over eight and one-half years that led to the exoneration and release of two men who had twice been tried for murder and wrongfully convicted and sentenced to death in Florida.
Local Investigative Specialized Reporting
Staff of Chicago Tribune
For uncovering widespread abuses in Federal housing programs in Chicago and exposing shocking conditions at two private Chicago hospitals.
National Reporting
James Risser of Des Moines Register
For disclosing large-scale corruption in the American grain exporting trade.
International Reporting
Sydney H. Schanberg of The New York Times
For his coverage of the Communist takeover in Cambodia, carried out at great risk when he elected to stay at his post after the fall of Pnom Penh.
Walter Wellesley (Red) Smith of The New York Times
For his commentary on sports in 1975 and for many other years.
Alan M. Kriegsman of The Washington Post
For his critical writing about the dance during 1975.
Editorial Writing
Philip P. Kerby of Los Angeles Times
For his editorials against government secrecy and judicial censorship.
Editorial Cartooning
Tony Auth of The Philadelphia Inquirer
For "O beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain," published on July 22, 1975.
Spot News Photography
Stanley Forman of Boston Herald American
For his sequence of photographs of a fire in Boston on July 22, 1975.
Feature Photography
Photographic Staff of Louisville Courier-Journal and Times
For a comprehensive pictorial report on busing in Louisville's schools.