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From the Pulitzer timeline: 1981
Biography: "Peter the Great: His Life and World" by Robert K. Massie (book jacket)
Letters, Drama, and Music
A Confederacy of Dunces
by the late
John Kennedy Toole
(a posthumous publication) (Louisiana State U. Press)
Crimes of the Heart
by Beth Henley
American Education: The National Experience, 1783-1876
by Lawrence A. Cremin (Harper & Row)
Biography or Autobiography
Peter the Great: His Life and World
by Robert K. Massie (Knopf)
The Morning of the Poem
by James Schuyler (Farrar)
Fin-De Siecle Vienna: Politics And Culture
by Carl E. Schorske (Knopf)
There are no special citations for this time period.
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Charlotte (NC) Observer
For its series on "Brown Lung: A Case of Deadly Neglect."
Local General or Spot News Reporting
Longview (WA) Daily News
For its coverage of the Mt. St. Helens story, including the photographs by Roger A. Werth.
Local Investigative Specialized Reporting
Clark Hallas and Robert B. Lowe of
The Arizona Daily Star
For their investigation of the University of Arizona Athletic Department.
John M. Crewdson of
The New York Times
For his coverage of illegal aliens and immigration.
Shirley Christian of
The Miami Herald
For her dispatches from Central America.
Teresa Carpenter of
The Village Voice
, New York, NY
(The prize was first awarded to Janet Cooke of
The Washington Post,
but it was returned two days later after
learned that the winning story was fabricated.)
Dave Anderson of
The New York Times
For his commentary on sports.
Jonathan Yardley of
The Washington Star
For his book reviews.
Mike Peters of
Dayton (OH) Daily News
Spot News Photography
Larry C. Price of
Fort Worth (TX) Star-Telegram
For his photographs from Liberia.
Taro M. Yamasaki of
Detroit Free Press
For his photographs of Jackson (Mich.) State Prison.