From the Pulitzer timeline: 1992
1992 Winners
and Finalists


Letters, Drama, and Music

A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley (Alfred A. Knopf)
The Kentucky Cycle by Robert Schenkkan
The Fate of Liberty: Abraham Lincoln and Civil Liberties by Mark E. Neely
Biography or Autobiography
Fortunate Son: The Healing of a Vietnam Vet by Lewis B. Puller
Selected Poems by James Tate (Wesleyan University Press)
General Nonfiction
The Prize: The Epic Quest For Oil, Money & Power by Daniel Yergin (Simon & Schuster)
The Face of the Night, The Heart of the Dark by Wayne Peterson
Premiered on October 17, 1991, by the San Francisco Symphony.

Special Citations

Special Awards and Citations - Letters
Art Spiegelman
For "Maus".

Pulitzer Prize Board

The board overseeing the prizes

Press Releases

No press releases are currently recorded for this year.


Public Service
The Sacramento (CA) Bee
For "The Sierra in Peril," reporting by Tom Knudson that examined environmental threats and damage to the Sierra Nevada mountain range in California.
Spot News Reporting
Staff of Newsday, Long Island, NY
For coverage of a midnight subway derailment in Manhattan that left five passengers dead and more than 200 injured.
Investigative Reporting
Lorraine Adams and Dan Malone of Dallas Morning News
For reporting that charged Texas police with extensive misconduct and abuses of power.
Explanatory Journalism
Robert S. Capers and Eric Lipton of Hartford (CT) Courant
For a series about the flawed Hubble Space Telescope that illustrated many of the problems plaguing America's space program.
Beat Reporting
Deborah Blum of The Sacramento (CA) Bee
For her series, "The Monkey Wars," which explored the complex ethical and moral questions surrounding primate research.
National Reporting
Jeff Taylor and Mike McGraw of Kansas City Star
For their critical examination of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
International Reporting
Patrick J. Sloyan of Newsday, Long Island, NY
For his reporting on the Persian Gulf War, conducted after the war was over, which revealed new details of American battlefield tactics and "friendly fire" incidents.
Feature Writing
Howell Raines of The New York Times
For "Grady's Gift," an account of the author's childhood friendship with his family's black housekeeper and the lasting lessons of their relationship.
Anna Quindlen of The New York Times
For her compelling columns on a wide range of personal and political topics.
(No Award)
Editorial Writing
Maria Henson of Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
For her editorials about battered women in Kentucky, which focused statewide attention on the problem and prompted significant reforms.
Editorial Cartooning
Signe Wilkinson of The Philadelphia Daily News
Spot News Photography
Staff of Associated Press
For photographs of the attempted coup in Russia and the subsequent collapse of the Communist regime.
Feature Photography
John Kaplan of Block Newspapers, Toledo, OH
For his photographs depicting the diverse lifestyles of seven 21-year-olds across the United States.