May 4, 1986 |
It's stupid, I know, to take theater prizes too seriously. They have been handing them out ever since the Greeks, half the time to the wrong shows. No matter. It's the thought that counts. What ticks me off is when they don't give them out.
April 7, 1988 |
A Philadelphia Inquirer reporter who last week won a Pulitzer Prize for reporting on secret Pentagon spending was guilty of "a blatant and egregious case of building a news story according to someone else's blueprint," and the Pulitzer Prize Board should "reconsider" his award, the editor of the National Journal charged Wednesday. Tim Weiner, the Inquirer reporter, denied the charge and said it was "unfair to me and my newspaper." His editors agreed.
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January 16, 2009 |
W.D. Snodgrass, the prolific, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet who had a nearly 40-year teaching career, has died in upstate New York. He was 83. His family said he died Tuesday at his home in Erieville, N.Y., just east of Syracuse, after a four-month battle with inoperable lung cancer. Snodgrass won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1960 for his first book, "Heart's Needle," which grew from heartbreak at losing custody of his daughter in a bitter divorce.
April 19, 2011 |
Jennifer Egan's protean novel "A Visit From the Goon Squad," which uses the music business to explore how time and technology ruthlessly reshape individual lives, won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, and "Clybourne Park," Bruce Norris' tart, time-bending comic response to Lorraine Hansberry's landmark "A Raisin in the Sun," captured the drama prize. Among the other Pulitzer arts and literary winners, announced Monday, Ron Cherwin took the biography prize with "Washington: A Life," a candid exploration of the private and public identities of America's first president.
September 15, 1989 |
Robert Penn Warren, winner of three Pulitzer Prizes for fiction and poetry rooted in his native South and the nation's first poet laureate, died early today at his summer home. He was 84 and had been suffering from cancer. His wife, the author Eleanor Clark, told a family friend that Warren died in the middle of the night. A local doctor was with him, as well as Clark and their daughter, Rosanna. "He was one of the truly all-around men who made great contributions in all fields.
April 14, 1990 |
Thursday's news that his "The Piano Lesson" had won the Pulitzer Prize for drama caught playwright August Wilson largely unprepared. It was only three years ago, after all, that he won the Pulitzer for "Fences." Once is terrific, but twice ? "I was just so busy trying to get the show open that I wasn't even thinking about it.
April 14, 1990 |
"I'm looking at my hand right now to see if it's still trembling," said composer Mel Powell, laughing into the phone at his CalArts office a half hour after learning that he had won the Pulitzer prize for music. "And I am positively ecstatic, especially since it comes as a total surprise."
April 10, 1991 |
David Shaw of the Los Angeles Times was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for distinguished criticism Tuesday for his stories of how the media covered the McMartin Pre-School child molestation case.
April 15, 1993 |
Wallace Stegner, the novelist whose sense of the land and the rootlessness of the West filled his books as well as his life, has died in Santa Fe, N.M., of injuries suffered in a car accident. He was 84. Stegner, who lived in Los Altos Hills, Calif., was injured March 28 while in Santa Fe to deliver a speech and died Tuesday night at St. Vincent Hospital there.
April 27, 1998 |
Mel Powell was a very good composer. But that is something easy to overlook in remembering the man who became the first dean of music at the California Institute of the Arts and who did more than his share to give the often unfettered arts college credibility and class in his three-decade tenure there. Powell, who died Friday morning from liver cancer, less than three months after his 75th birthday, was more loved and better known than his music. The reason for that is simple.