1975 Pulitzer Prize

The Pulitzer Prizes for 1975, the 59th annual prizes, were ratified by the Pulitzer Prize advisory board on April 11, 1975, and by the trustees of Columbia University on May 5.[1] For the first time, the role of accepting or rejecting recommendations of the advisory board was delegated by the trustees to the university's president, William J. McGill; the change was prompted by the desire of the trustees to distance themselves from the appearance of approval of controversial awards based on work involving what some considered to be illegal leaks, such as the 1972 Pulitzer Prize awarded for the publication of the Pentagon Papers.[1]

It was also the first year that the prize for editorial cartooning went to a comic strip artist (Garry Trudeau, writer/artist of Doonesbury),[1] and the first year that a film critic won a Pulitzer (Roger Ebert).[2] Dumas Malone, 83, become the prize's oldest recipient.[1]

Journalism awards

The list of winners and the citations accompanying the award, are taken from the Pulitzer Prize website.[3]

Letters, Drama and Music awards

The list of winners and the citations accompanying the award, are taken from the Pulitzer Prize website.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d Peter Kihss. "Pulitzer Prizes Awarded 2 Biographers and Albee". The New York Times. May 6, 1975.
  2. ^ Pulitzer Prizes winners Archived 2006-09-01 at the Wayback Machine among alumni of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  3. ^ a b Prizes for 1975 from the Pulitzer Prize website

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