1998 Pulitzer Prize Winners Announced

Posted on April 16, 1998

The Pulitzer Prize Board at Columbia University announced its award selection this Tuesday. Pultizer Prizes are awarded in fiction and non-fiction for books and journalism.

The fiction prize was awarded to Philip Roth for American Pastoral published by Houghton Mifflin. The history prize went to Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion, written by Edward J. Larson and published by BasicBooks. The biography award went to Katharine Graham for Personal History, published by Alfred A. Knopf. The prize for general nonfiction was awarded to Jared Diamond for Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies published by W.W. Norton. The poetry winner was Black Zodiac, written by Charles Wright and published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Pulitzer Prizes for journalism went to the Grand Forks Herald which won an award for its determined coverage of the flood which devastated its printing plant and most of the area. Other newspapers winning pulitzers included the New York Times, which won three, the Los Angeles Times which won two, the St. Petersburg Times, the Riverdale Press and the Chicago Tribune.

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