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Arkansas Pulitzer Prize Authors

Except where noted, all information is courtesy of the Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture.

  • The Arkansas "Press"

  • Arkansas Gazette
    1958 • Public Service (1957-1958 Central High School crisis)
    biography
  • Harry Ashmore
    1958 • Editorial Writing, Arkansas Gazette
    biography
  • Will Counts
    1958 • News Photography, Arkansas Democrat (nominated)
    biography
  • Paul Greenberg
    1969 • Editorial Writing, Pine Bluff Commercial
    1978 • Editorial Writing, Pine Bluff Commercial (nominated)
    1986 • Editorial Writing, Pine Bluff Commercial (nominated)
    Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Editorial Page Editor
  • The Historians

  • C. Vann Woodward
    1982 • Mary Chestnut's Civil War
    (see also: 1955 • The Strange Career of Jim Crow)
    biography
  • David Levering Lewis
    1993 • WEB Dubois: Biography of a Race
    2001 • WEB Dubois: The Fight for Equality and the American Century
    biography
  • Douglas Blackmon
    2008 • Slavery By Another Name: The Re-enslavement of Black Americans from Civil War to WW2
    (see also: Slavery By Another Name, 2012 PBS documentary based on book »
    biography
  • The First Pulitzer

  • John Gould Fletcher
    1939 • Poetry
    biography
  • The BIG Name in Literature

  • Ernest Hemingway
    1953 • The OId Man and the Sea
    biography
  • The Most Celebrated Artists

  • Maya Angelou
    1972 • Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'fore I Die (nominated)
    (see also 1970 • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings »)
    biography
  • Scott Joplin
    1976 • Music (posthumous)
    (see also audio recording: Maple Leaf Rag »
    biography
  • Other Recent Winners in Literature

  • Richard Ford, novelist
    1996 • Independence Day
    biography
  • David Auburn, playwright
    2001 • Proof (adapted movie '05)
    biography


For an overview of Arkansas authors and literature, please read Ethel Simpson's "Authors and Literature" at the Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture.