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From the Pulitzer timeline: 1983
Poetry: "Selected Poems" by Galway Kinnell (book jacket)
Letters, Drama, and Music
The Color Purple
by Alice Walker (Harcourt Brace)
by Marsha Norman
The Transformation of Virginia, 1740-1790
by Rhys L. Isaac (U. North Carolina Press)
Biography or Autobiography
by Russell Baker (Congdon & Weed)
by Galway Kinnell (Houghton Mifflin)
Is There No Place On Earth For Me?
by Susan Sheehan (Houghton Mifflin)
Symphony No. I (Three Movements for Orchestra)
by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich
Commissioned by the American Composers Orchestra and premiered by that orchestra on May 5, 1982 in Alice Tully Hall, New York City.
There are no special citations for this time period.
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Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
For its successful campaign supporting Governor Winter in his legislative battle for reform of Mississippi's public education system.
Local General or Spot News Reporting
Editorial Staff of
Fort Wayne (IN) News-Sentinel
For its courageous and resourceful coverage of a devastating flood in March 1982.
Local Investigative Specialized Reporting
Loretta Tofani of
The Washington Post
For her investigation of rape and sexual assault in the Prince George's County, Maryland, Detention Center.
The Boston Globe
For its balanced and informative special report on the nuclear arms race.
Thomas L. Friedman and Loren Jenkins of
The New York Times and The Washington Post
For their individual reporting of the Israeli invasion of Beirut and its tragic aftermath.
Nan Robertson of
The New York Times
For her memorable and medically detailed account of her struggle with toxic shock syndrome.
Claude Sitton of
Raleigh (NC) News & Observer
Manuela Hoelterhoff of
The Wall Street Journal
For her wide-ranging criticism on the arts and other subjects.
Miami Herald Editorial Board of
The Miami Herald
For its campaign against the detention of illegal Haitian immigrants by federal officials.
Richard Locher of
Spot News Photography
Bill Foley of
For his moving series of pictures of victims and survivors of the massacre in the Sabra Camp in Beirut.
James B. Dickman of
Dallas Times Herald
For his telling photographs of life and death in El Salvador.