1965 Pulitzer Prize

The following are the Pulitzer Prizes for 1965.

Journalism awards

Letters, Drama and Music Awards

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1964 in poetry

Nationality words link to articles with information on the nation's poetry or literature (for instance, Irish or France).

Alfred A. Knopf

Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. () is a New York publishing house that was founded by Alfred A. Knopf Sr. and Blanche Knopf in 1915. Blanche and Alfred traveled abroad regularly and were known for publishing European, Asian, and Latin American writers in addition to leading American literary trends. It was acquired by Random House in 1960, which was later acquired by Bertelsmann in 1998, and is now part of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. The Knopf publishing house is associated with its borzoi colophon, which was designed by co-founder Blanche Knopf in 1925.

Daily Bruin

The Daily Bruin is the student newspaper at the University of California, Los Angeles. It began publishing in 1919, the year UCLA was founded. It is now the only five-day paper serving a University of California campus.

The Daily Bruin distributes 9,000 copies across campus each school day. It also publishes prime, a quarterly arts, culture and lifestyle magazine, and Bruinwalk.com, a professor and apartment review website.

Ernest Samuels

Ernest Samuels (May 19, 1903 in Chicago, Illinois – February 12, 1996 in Evanston, Illinois) was an American biographer and lawyer.

Born in Chicago, he received his Ph.B. in 1923 and J.D. in 1926 from the University of Chicago. He moved to the southwest to recover from tuberculosis, ending in stay in that part of the country by practicing law in El Paso, Texas. He then moved back to Chicago, switching to literature and earning a M.A. in English from the University of Chicago in 1931. During the Depression years 1931-1937 he practiced law in Chicago and taught business English at Bryant & Stratton Business College, for which he wrote a textbook. From 1937 to 1939 he was an English instructor at the State College of Washington, now Washington State University, where he met and married Jayne Newcomer. In 1942 he completed a Ph.D. in English at the University of Chicago with a dissertation on "The Early Career of Henry Adams." He then began teaching English at Northwestern University, serving as department chair from 1964 to 1966. With the exception of a visiting professorship at the University of Southern California in 1966-67, he remained at Northwestern for his entire teaching career.

After retiring from Northwestern in 1971, Samuels concentrated exclusively on his writing. He is best known for his 3-volume biography of Henry Adams (1948, 1958, 1964), for which he received the Parkman Prize, the Bancroft Prize, and the 1965 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography, and he was a principal editor of the six-volume collection of the letters of Henry Adams (1982, 1988). He also wrote a two-volume biography of Bernard Berenson (1979, 1987), which is considered "the most authoritative and comprehensive" study of its subject. The first volume was a finalist for a National Book Award. His wife, Jayne Newcomer Samuels, assisted with most of his publications. After they spent a year together at I Tatti, researching the Berenson archives, she co-edited Mary Berenson: A Self-Portrait from Her Diaries and Letters with Barbara Strachey, Mary Berenson's granddaughter, (1980).Both Ernest and Jayne Samuels died in Evanston, Illinois, Ernest in 1996 and Jayne in 2013.

Frank D. Gilroy

Frank Daniel Gilroy (October 13, 1925 – September 12, 2015) was an American playwright, screenwriter, and film producer and director. He received the Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play The Subject Was Roses in 1965.


Goltz may refer to:

Bogumil Goltz (1801-1870), German humorist and satirist

Christel Goltz (1912–2008), German operatic soprano

Dave Goltz (1949–), former American professional baseball player

Eugene Goltz (1930-2001), American investigative reporter and winner of the 1965 Pulitzer Prize for Local Investigative Specialized Reporting

Friedrich Goltz (1834–1902), German physiologist

Hans Goltz (1873—1927), German art dealer

Paolo Goltz (1985—), Argentine football defender

Rick Goltz (1955—), Canadian former NFL and CFL player

Thomas Goltz (1954–), American author and journalist best known for his accounts of conflict in the Caucasus region during the 1990s

von der Goltz (disambiguation) surname of several noble Germans

Harry Karafin

Harry J. Karafin (September 4, 1915 – October 23, 1973) was an American investigative journalist associated with The Philadelphia Inquirer. He was a reporter at the Inquirer for 24 years (having worked his way up from copyboy, beginning in 1939), and in the 1950s and 1960s was considered the paper's star reporter as well as the city's best-known journalist, known for exposing corruption (partly through privileged access to district attorney files). Together with a colleague, Karafin was one of three finalists for the 1965 Pulitzer Prize for Local Investigative Specialized Reporting.He was dismissed in 1967 after a Philadelphia magazine article exposed his willingness to accept payment from potential reporting subjects in order to avoid negative coverage. Karafin was convicted on 40 counts of blackmail and corrupt solicitation in 1968 and sentenced to 4-to-9 years; he was additionally convicted of perjury in 1971 in relation to statements in the 1968 trial, with a concurrent 2- to 7-year sentence. He died in prison in 1973.

Horst Faas

Horst Faas (28 April 1933 – 10 May 2012) was a German photo-journalist and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner. He is best known for his images of the Vietnam War.

John Berryman

John Allyn McAlpin Berryman (born John Allyn Smith, Jr.; October 25, 1914 – January 7, 1972) was an American poet and scholar, born in McAlester, Oklahoma. He was a major figure in American poetry in the second half of the 20th century and was considered a key figure in the Confessional school of poetry. His best-known work is The Dream Songs.

List of University of North Dakota people

This is a list of notable people associated with the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, North Dakota. This list includes both alumni and faculty members.

Mario Davidovsky

Mario Davidovsky (born March 4, 1934) is an Argentine-American composer. Born in Argentina, he emigrated in 1960 to the US, where he lives today. He is best known for his series of compositions called Synchronisms, which in live performance incorporate both acoustic instruments and electroacoustic sounds played from a tape.

Naked Came the Stranger

Naked Came the Stranger is a 1969 novel written as a literary hoax poking fun at the American literary culture of its time. Though credited to "Penelope Ashe," it was in fact written by a group of twenty-four journalists led by Newsday columnist Mike McGrady.McGrady's intention was to write a book that was both deliberately terrible and contained a lot of descriptions of sex, to illustrate the point that popular American literary culture had become mindlessly vulgar. The book fulfilled the authors' expectations and became a bestseller in 1969; they revealed the hoax later that year, further spurring the book's popularity.

O Strange New World

O Strange New World: American Culture - The Formative Years was written by Howard Mumford Jones and published by Viking Press in 1964; it won the 1965 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction.

Philadelphia Bulletin

The Philadelphia Bulletin was a daily evening newspaper published from 1847 to 1982 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was the largest circulation newspaper in Philadelphia for 76 years and was once the largest evening newspaper in the United States. Its widely known slogan was: "In Philadelphia, nearly everybody reads The Bulletin."

Describing the Bulletin's style, publisher William L. McLean once said: "I think the Bulletin operates on a principle which in the long run is unbeatable. This is that it enters the reader's home as a guest. Therefore, it should behave as a guest, telling the news rather than shouting it." As Time magazine later noted: "In its news columns, the Bulletin was solid if unspectacular. Local affairs were covered extensively, but politely. Muckraking was frowned upon."

Shirley Ann Grau

Shirley Ann Grau (born July 8, 1929) is an American writer. She was born in New Orleans, and her work is set primarily in the Deep South and explores issues of race and gender.

She lived during much of her childhood in and around Montgomery and Selma, Alabama with her mother. She graduated in 1950 Phi Sigma Kappa with a B.A, from Newcomb College, the women's coordinate college of Tulane University. Her collection of stories, The Black Prince, was nominated for the National Book Award in 1956.Her 1964 saga The Keepers of the House was awarded the 1965 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. The night she was called about the Pulitzer Prize, she thought it was a practical joke from a friend whose voice she thought she recognized. ""I was awfully short-tempered that morning because I'd been up all night with one of my children," Grau said ... "So, I said to the voice I mistook, 'yeah and I'm the Queen of England too,' and I hung up on him."" The Pulitzer Prize committee member didn't give up and called her publisher Alfred A. Knopf. "The news got to me, but that was very embarrassing."Her writing explores issues of death, destruction, abortion, and miscegenation, frequently set in the past in Alabama or Louisiana. Although she does not restrict her writing to the deep South or to stories about women, she is recognized as an important writer in the fields of women's studies, feminist literature, and Southern literature.

The Dream Songs

The Dream Songs is a compilation of two books of poetry, 77 Dream Songs (1964) and His Toy, His Dream, His Rest (1968) by the American poet John Berryman. According to Berryman's "Note" to The Dream Songs, "This volume combines 77 Dream Songs and His Toy, His Dream, His Rest, comprising Books I through VII of a poem whose working title, since 1955, has been The Dream Songs." So as this note indicates, Berryman clearly intended the two books to be read as a single work. In total, the work consists of 385 individual poems.

The book is listed on the American Academy of Poets website as one of their Groundbreaking Books of the 20th Century. The Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry editors call The Dream Songs, "[John Berryman's] major work" and they go on to note that "[the poems] form, like his friend Robert Lowell's Notebook, a poetic journal, and represent half phantasmagorically, the changes in Berryman's mood and attitude."The dream song form consists of three stanzas, divided into six lines per stanza. The poems are in free verse with irregular rhyme schemes. The songs are all numbered but only some of them have individual titles.

The Greenback Era

The Greenback Era: A Social and Political History of American Finance, 1865-1879 is a book by American historian Irwin Unger, published in 1964 by Princeton University Press, which won the 1965 Pulitzer Prize for History. It is about American finance in the post-Civil War period and the social and political elements involved.

The Hutchinson News

The Hutchinson News is a daily newspaper serving the city of Hutchinson, Kansas in the United States. The publication was awarded the 1965 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service "for its courageous and constructive campaign, culminating in 1964, to bring about more equitable reapportionment of the Kansas Legislature, despite powerful opposition in its own community."

The Subject Was Roses

The Subject Was Roses is a Pulitzer Prize-winning 1964 play written by Frank D. Gilroy, who also adapted the work in 1968 for a film with the same title.

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