1996 Winners
and Finalists


Letters, Drama, and Music

Independence Day by Richard Ford (Alfred A. Knopf)
Rent by the late Jonathan Larson
William Cooper's Town: Power and Persuasion on the Frontier of the Early American Republic by Alan Taylor (Alfred A. Knopf)
Biography or Autobiography
God: A Biography by Jack Miles (Alfred A. Knopf)
The Dream of the Unified Field by Jorie Graham (The Ecco Press)
General Nonfiction
The Haunted Land: Facing Europe's Ghosts After Communism by Tina Rosenberg (Random House)
Lilacs, for voice and orchestra by George Walker

Special Citations

Special Awards and Citations
Herb Caen, local columnist of the San Francisco Chronicle

Pulitzer Prize Board

The board overseeing the prizes

Press Releases

No press releases are currently recorded for this year.


Public Service
The News & Observer, Raleigh, NC, for the work of Melanie Sill, Pat Stith and Joby Warrick
Spot News Reporting
Robert D. McFadden of The New York Times
Investigative Reporting
Staff of The Orange County Register, Santa Ana, CA
Explanatory Journalism
Laurie Garrett of Newsday, Long Island, NY
Beat Reporting
Bob Keeler of Newsday, Long Island, NY
National Reporting
Alix M. Freedman of The Wall Street Journal
International Reporting
David Rohde of The Christian Science Monitor
Feature Writing
Rick Bragg of The New York Times
E.R. Shipp of New York Daily News
Robert Campbell of The Boston Globe
Editorial Writing
Robert B. Semple of The New York Times
Editorial Cartooning
Jim Morin of The Miami Herald
Spot News Photography
Charles Porter IV, a freelancer
Feature Photography
Stephanie Welsh, a freelancer