1998 Winners
and Finalists


Letters, Drama, and Music

American Pastoral by Philip Roth (Houghton Mifflin)
How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel
Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion by Edward J. Larson (BasicBooks)
Biography or Autobiography
Personal History by Katharine Graham (Alfred A. Knopf)
Black Zodiac by Charles Wright (Farrar)
General Nonfiction
Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond (W.W. Norton)
String Quartet #2 (musica instrumentalis) by Aaron Jay Kernis

Special Citations

Pulitzer Prize Board

The board overseeing the prizes

Press Releases

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Public Service
Grand Forks (ND) Herald
Breaking News Reporting
Staff of Los Angeles Times
Investigative Reporting
Gary Cohn and Will Englund of The Baltimore Sun
Explanatory Reporting
Paul F. Salopek of Chicago Tribune
Beat Reporting
Linda Greenhouse of The New York Times
National Reporting
Russell Carollo and Jeff Nesmith of Dayton Daily News
International Reporting
Staff of The New York Times
Feature Writing
Thomas French of St. Petersburg Times
Mike McAlary of New York Daily News, New York, NY
Michiko Kakutani of The New York Times
Editorial Writing
Bernard L. Stein of The Riverdale (NY) Press
Editorial Cartooning
Stephen P. Breen of Asbury Park Press, Neptune, NJ
Spot News Photography
Martha Rial of Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Feature Photography
Clarence Williams of Los Angeles Times