From the Pulitzer timeline: 1993
1993 Winners
and Finalists


Letters, Drama, and Music

A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain by Robert Olen Butler (Henry Holt)
Angels in America: Millennium Approaches by Tony Kushner
The Radicalism of the American Revolution by Gordon S. Wood (Alfred A. Knopf)
Biography or Autobiography
Truman by David McCullough (Simon & Schuster)
The Wild Iris by Louise Gluck (The Ecco Press)
General Nonfiction
Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That Remade America by Garry Wills (Simon & Schuster)
Trombone Concerto by Christopher Rouse
Premiered December 30, 1992, in New York by the New York Philharmonic.

Special Citations

There are no special citations for this time period.

Pulitzer Prize Board

The board overseeing the prizes

Press Releases

No press releases are currently recorded for this year.


Public Service
The Miami Herald
For coverage that not only helped readers cope with Hurricane Andrew's devastation but also showed how lax zoning, inspection and building codes had contributed to the destruction.
Spot News Reporting
Staff of Los Angeles Times
For balanced, comprehensive, penetrating coverage under deadline pressure of the second, most destructive day of the Los Angeles riots.
Investigative Reporting
Jeff Brazil and Steve Berry of Orlando (FL) Sentinel
For exposing the unjust seizure of millions of dollars from motorists --most of them minorities-- by a sheriff's drug squad.
Explanatory Journalism
Mike Toner of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
For "When Bugs Fight Back," a series that explored the diminishing effectiveness of antibiotics and pesticides.
Beat Reporting
Paul Ingrassia and Joseph B. White of The Wall Street Journal
For often exclusive coverage of General Motors' management turmoil.
National Reporting
David Maraniss of The Washington Post
For his revealing articles on the life and political record of candidate Bill Clinton.
International Reporting
Roy Gutman of Newsday, Long Island, NY
For his courageous and persistent reporting that disclosed atrocities and other human rights violations in Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

John F. Burns of The New York Times
For his courageous and thorough coverage of the destruction of Sarajevo and the barbarous killings in the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Feature Writing
George Lardner Jr. of The Washington Post
For his unflinching examination of his daughter's murder by a violent man who had slipped through the criminal justice system.
Liz Balmaseda of The Miami Herald
For her commentary from Haiti about deteriorating political and social conditions and her columns about Cuban-Americans in Miami.
Michael Dirda of The Washington Post
For his book reviews.
Editorial Writing
(No Award)
Editorial Cartooning
Stephen R. Benson of The Arizona Republic
Spot News Photography
Ken Geiger and William Snyder of The Dallas Morning News
For their dramatic photographs of the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona.
Feature Photography
Staff of Associated Press
For its portfolio of images drawn from the 1992 presidential campaign.