1983 Pulitzer Prize

The following are the Pulitzer Prizes for 1983.

Journalism awards

Letters, Drama and Music Awards

External links

'night, Mother

'night, Mother is a play by American playwright Marsha Norman. The play won the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play.The play is about a daughter, Jessie, and her mother, Thelma. It begins with Jessie calmly telling her Mama that by morning she will be dead, as she plans to commit suicide that very evening. The subsequent dialogue between Jessie and Mama slowly reveals her reasons for her decision, her life with Mama, and how thoroughly she has planned her own death, culminating in a disturbing, yet unavoidable, climax.

Bill Foley

William "Bill" Foley is an American photojournalist whose work has been recognized by several national and international awards, including a Pulitzer Prize and International Press Freedom Awards. He has worked on assignment in 47 countries, with a particular focus on the Middle East, and currently lectures in fine arts (photography).

Charles Wright (poet)

Charles Wright (born August 25, 1935) is an American poet. He shared the National Book Award in 1983 for Country Music: Selected Early Poems and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1998 for Black Zodiac. In 2014-2015 he was the 50th Poet Laureate of the United States.


Dickman is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

Emerson Dickman (1914–1981), relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who played his entire career for the Boston Red Sox

Franklin J. Dickman (1828–1908), Republican politician in the U.S. State of Ohio, Ohio Supreme Court Judge 1886–1895

James B. Dickman born in 1949, an American photographer, won the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography

Jill Dickman, Republican member of the Nevada Assembly

John Dickman (1864–1910), Englishman hanged for murder

Jonjo Dickman (born 1981), English football midfielder

Joseph T. Dickman (1857–1927), United States Army general

Matthew Dickman (born 1975), American poet

Michael Dickman (born 1975), American poet

Yoeli Dickman (born 1990), Israeli music Writers

Edmund Dickman (born 1999), Malaysian and future Engineer

Ellen Taaffe Zwilich

Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (born April 30, 1939, in Miami, Florida) is an American composer, the first female composer to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music. Her early works are marked by atonal exploration, but by the late 1980s she had shifted to a post-modernist, neo-romantic style. She has been called "one of America’s most frequently played and genuinely popular living composers." She was a 1994 inductee into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame. Zwilich currently serves as the Francis Eppes Distinguished Professor at Florida State University.

Forrest (given name)

Forrest is a masculine given name. Notable persons with the name include:

Forrest (singer), born Forrest Thomas, American singer popular in the UK and Netherlands

Forrest Adair (1865–1936), real estate dealer

Forrest Aguirre (born 1969), American fantasy and horror author

Forrest Clare Allen, better known as Phog Allen (1885–1974), American basketball coach

Forrest B. Royal (1893–1945), member of the United States Naval Academy class of 1915

Forrest Baugher (born 1934), American politician, former Washington state representative

Forrest Behm (born 1919), American football player

Forrest Bess (1911–1977), American painter and eccentric visionary

Forrest Bird (1921–2015), American aviator, inventor, and biomedical engineer

Forrest Blue (1945–2011), American football player

George Forrest Browne (1833–1930), English bishop

Forrest Burmeister (1913–1997), American football player

Forrest DeBernardi (1899–1970), American basketball player

Forrest C. Donnell (1884–1980), U.S. Senator and 40th Governor of Missouri

Forrest Church (1948–2009), Unitarian Universalist minister, author, and theologian

Forrest Claypool, American politician, president of the Chicago Transit Authority

Forrest Compton (born 1925), American actor

Forrest Craver (1875–1958), college football player, coach and athletic director

Forrest Douds (1905–1979), American football player

Forrest Dunn (born 1928), administrator of the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum

Forrest E. Everhart (1922–1986), United States Army soldier

Forrest E. Peden (1913–1945), United States Army soldier

Forrest England (1912–2002), American football coach and college athletic administrator

Forrest F. Dryden (1864–1932), president of Prudential Insurance Company of America (now Prudential Financial)

Forrest Fang (born 1959), Chinese American composer and violinist

Forrest Fezler (born 1949), American golf course design consultant and golfer

Forrest Fulton (1846–1926), British judge and Conservative politician

Forrest Gander (born 1956), American poet, essayist, novelist, critic, and translator

Forrest Goodwin (1862–1913), United States Representative from Maine

Forrest Gregg (born 1933), American football player and coach

Forrest Griffin (born 1979), American mixed martial artist

Forrest Griffith (1928–2007), American football player

Forrest H. Anderson (1913–1989), 17th Governor of Montana

Forrest Halsey (1877–1949), American screenwriter

Forrest Hamer (born 1956), American poet, psychologist, and psychoanalyst

Forrest J. Ackerman (1916–2008), American magazine editor, writer, and collector

Forrest Kline (born 1983), lead singer, songwriter and guitarist of Hellogoodbye

Forrest Knox (born 1956), Republican member of the Kansas Senate

Forrest L. Richardson (born 1959), American golf course architect

Forrest L. Vosler (1923–1992), Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress radio operator

Forrest L. Wood (born 1932), founder of Ranger Boats

Forrest Lake (politician) (1868–1939), politician, banker, real estate investor, and member of the Florida House of Representatives

Forrest Lamp (born 1994), American football player

Forrest Landis (born 1994), American child actor

Forrest Lewis (1899–1977), American actor

Forrest Li (born 1977/78), Singaporean billionaire businessman

Forrest M. Hall (1869–1961), American football player and coach

Forrest McClendon, American stage actor, singer, and professor

Forrest McPherson (1911–1989), American football player

Forrest Mars, Sr. (1904–1999), driving force of the Mars candy empire

Forrest Mars, Jr., son of Forrest Mars, Sr. and one of the wealthiest people in the world

Forrest McDonald (born 1927), American historian

Forrest Mims (born 1944), amateur scientist, magazine columnist, and author

Forrest Myers (born 1941), American sculptor

Forrest O. Rednour (1923–1943), United States Coast Guardsman

Forrest O'Connor (born 1988), American singer-songwriter, mandolinist, and entrepreneur

Forrest Parry (1921–2005), IBM engineer

Forrest Petz (born 1975), American mixed martial artist

Forrest Pogue (1912–1996), official United States Army historian during World War II

Forrest Redlich, Australian writer/producer of films and TV

Forrest Reid (1875–1947), Irish novelist, literary critic, and translator

Forrest S. Petersen (1922–1990), United States Navy aviator and test pilot

Forrest Sawyer (born 1940), American broadcast journalist

Forrest Sherman (1896–1951), U.S. Navy admiral and Chief of Naval Operations

Forrest Smith (1886–1962), 42nd Governor of Missouri

Forrest Smithson (1884–1962), American hurdler and 1908 Olympic gold medalist

Forrest Stanley (1889–1969), American actor and screenwriter

Forrest Taylor (1883–1965), American character actor

Forrest Thompson (1918–1979), baseball player

Forrest Towns (1914–1991), American track and field athlete, 1936 Olympic gold medalist

Forrest Tucker (1919–1986), American actor

Forrest Tucker (criminal) (1920–2004), American career criminal

Forrest Twogood (1907–1972), baseball player, college basketball and baseball coach, and college athletics administrator

Forrest Phillips (1887–1972), farmer and political figure on Prince Edward Island

Forrest W. Seymour (1905–1983), Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist for the Des Moines Register and Worcester, Massachusetts Telegram

Forrest Ward (born 1949), amateur heavyweight boxer

Forest Whitaker (born 1961), American actor

Forrest White (1920–1994), American musical instruments industry executive

Forrest Wilson (1883–1942), American author and journalist

Is There No Place on Earth for Me?

Is There No Place On Earth For Me? written by Susan Sheehan and published in 1982 by Houghton Mifflin, it won the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction. This book recounts the lonely, harrowing life of Sylvia Frumkin who is diagnosed schizophrenic.

Sheehan followed Frumkin for two-and-a-half years, much of which was spent inside a mental hospital, Creedmoor Psychiatric Center, in Queens. It presents outstanding reporting on what it's like to be mentally ill and how the mental health system often fails in its treatment of those it was designed to help.The book originally ran as a four-part series in The New Yorker in 1981 and won the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction.

James B. Dickman

James (Jay) B Dickman (born 1949), is an American photographer, he won the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography while a staff member for the Dallas Times Herald.

In the same year he also won the World Press Golden Eye for a series of photos from the war in El Salvador. Dickman has also been awarded the Distinguished Journalist award from Sigma Delta Chi, and multiple awards in other competitions.

A National Geographic photographer, with more than 25 assignments for the NG Society, he is the co-author of Perfect Digital Photography, an extensive guide to the entire process of photography in the digital age.

Dickman owns and conducts a series of photographic workshops, Firstlight Workshops, which has been reviewed in multiple publications.

List of Germantown Academy people

This List of Germantown Academy people catalogs notable alumni of Germantown Academy, a private school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Andrew Barrer (Class of 2002), movie producer, screenwriter of Ant-Man and the Wasp

Sierra Schmidt(Attended from 2010-2015), competitive freestyle swimmer, competeor and record setter in the 800m freestyle event of the 2015 Pan American Games

Cameron Ayers (Class of 2010), professional basketball player who currently plays for the Reno Bighorns of the NBA Development League. 2014 graduate of (Bucknell University)

Sean Coyle (Class of 2010), third round draft pick in 2010 to the Boston Red Sox. He was added to the 40-man roster in November 2014.

Maggie Lucas (Class of 2010), professional women's basketball player, currently plays for the (Indiana Fever), two-time Big 10 Player of the Year at (Penn State University)

Jen Hoy (Class of 2009), professional women's soccer player, currently plays for the (Chicago Red Stars), member of the U-23 Women's World Cup team (Princeton University)

Caroline Doty (Class of 2008), basketball player (University of Connecticut Huskies)

Fran Crippen (Class of 2002), US National Team Swimmer. 6 Time National Champion.

Matt Walsh (Class of 2002), NBA basketball player (New Jersey Nets); played for University of Florida Gators

Jarrod Spector (Class of 1999), Tony Award nominee for his performance in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.

Maddy Crippen (Class of 1998), United States 2000 Summer Olympics swim team, 3 time National Champion

Randolph Cohen (Class of 1983), financial economist, associate professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management

Bradley Cooper (Class of 1993), Oscar-nominated film and TV actor (Sex and the City, Alias, Wedding Crashers, Wet Hot American Summer, The Hangover', and Silver Linings Playbook)

Brian Klugman (Class of 1993), film and TV actor, scriptwriter (Psych, Tron: Legacy)

Alvin Williams (Class of 1993), NBA basketball player (Toronto Raptors) and sports commentator (Comcast SportsNet)

Michael F. Gerber (Class of 1990), Pennsylvania State Representative

Deirdre Quinn (Class of 1989), actress (Miss Congeniality, The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer (film), Heroes)

Katrina Radke (Class of 1989), Olympic Swimmer, 1988 Olympics, USA National Champion, American Record Holder, and US Team Captain.

David Wharton (Class of 1987), Olympic silver medalist (Seoul, 1988) in the 200 m swimming Individual Medley

Mike Richter (Class of 1985), New York Rangers goaltender

Eric Lipton (Class of 1983), Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author, currently with the New York Times

Brian L. Roberts (Class of 1977), CEO of Comcast

Timothy Stack (Class of 1974), actor, writer and producer (Parker Lewis Can't Lose, Son of the Beach, My Name is Earl)

Edward Piszek Trustee, co-founder of Mrs. Paul's Kitchens

Martin "Cruz" (William) Smith (Class of 1960), novelist (Gorky Park)

Frederick Crews, literary critic, University of California, Berkeley professor, and noted anti-Freudian scholar

Bill Tilden (Class of 1910), professional tennis player

Charles Darrow (Class of 1907), claimed inventor of Monopoly board game

George Washington Hill (Class of 1899, didn't graduate), President of American Tobacco Company 1925-1946

Charles Day (Class of 1895), consulting engineer and co-founder of Day & Zimmermann

Owen Josephus Roberts (Class of 1891), associate justice of the United States Supreme Court

Thomas Sovereign Gates (Class of 1889), University of Pennsylvania president

Howard Henry (Class of 1889), All-American halfback for the 1903 Princeton Tigers football team, U.S. Army captain

James DeWolf Perry (Class of 1887), 7th Bishop of Rhode Island, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church (1930-1937)

Witmer Stone (Class of 1883), ornithologist, botanist, mammalogist

Frederick Winslow Taylor (did not graduate), efficiency expert; inventor of Scientific Management

Owen Wister (Class of 1878, but did not graduate), author of The Virginian and other classics of Western fiction

Alfred C. Harmer (Class of 1843), U.S. congressman and shoe manufacturer

Robert Montgomery Bird (Class of 1824), physician; playwright

Sidney George Fisher (Class of c. 1820), noted diarist, lawyer, orator, and gentleman

George Washington Parke Custis (attended 1790s), step-grandson and adopted son of President George Washington

Hilary Baker (attended 1760s), mayor of Philadelphia (1796-1798), son of Headmaster Hilarius Becker

Loretta Tofani

Loretta Tofani (February 5, 1953, New York City) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist.

Marsha Norman

Marsha Norman (born September 21, 1947) is an American playwright, screenwriter, and novelist. She received the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play 'night, Mother. She wrote the book and lyrics for such Broadway musicals as The Secret Garden, for which she won a Tony Award and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical, and The Red Shoes, as well as the libretto for the musical The Color Purple and the book for the musical The Bridges of Madison County. She is co-chair of the playwriting department at The Juilliard School.

Nancy Weaver Teichert

Nancy Weaver Teichert is an American journalist. A graduate of the Indiana University, in 2014 she was a former The Sacramento Bee reporter .Weaver was part of a reporting team that won the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for the Jackson Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Mississippi. The newspaper received the award for a series of articles supporting legislation to reform the public education system in Mississippi.For The Bee, she was a member of the reporting team whose series "A Madness Called Meth" won the 2001 Nancy Dickerson White Award for reporting on drug issues. Teichert has also been recipient of the Roy Howard Public Service Award and the World Hunger Award. In 2004 Weaver was awarded the local and regional media award by the American Society on Aging for her body of work, in-depth aging knowledge and sensitivity to ageism Teichert has also served on the staff of the Denver Post.

Teichert, Nancy Weaver. The Wreck of the Washoe:The Worst Maritime Disaster on the Sacramento River Sacramento Pioneer Association, 2014

R. G. Dunlop

R. G. Dunlop is an American journalist for the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting, based in Louisville, Kentucky.

Dunlop graduated from Miami University and Northwestern University. He joined Courier-Journal of Louisville in 1977.Dunlop won George Polk Awards in 2002 for Local Reporting with Jason Riley for their four-part series "Justice Delayed, Justice Denied," on thousands of unresolved criminal cases in Kentucky. Dunlop also won a George Polk Award in 1998 for Environmental Reporting, with Gardiner Harris.Dunlop has worked on the Courier-Journal special investigative series "Prescription for Tragedy," on the prescription painkiller crisis. Dunlop and fellow reporter Scott Utterback were once "detained and confronted while trying to report about a Paintsville, Kentucky pain clinic under fire for its narcotics prescription practices."Dunlop, with fellow Courier-Journal reporters Robert T. Garrett, Mike Brown, and Bill Osinski and photographer Stewart Bowman were finalists for the 1983 Pulitzer Prize in Local Investigative Specialized Reporting "for their series on illegal and dangerous operations in the coal industry."

Rhys Isaac

Rhys Llywelyn Isaac (20 November 1937 in Cape Town, South Africa – 6 October 2010 in Blairgowrie, Victoria, Australia) was a South African-born Australian historian of American history who also worked in the United States.

Isaac and his twin brother Glynn were born in South Africa to William Edwyn Isaac and Frances Margaret Leighton, both professional botanists.

Isaac earned his B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Cape Town. In 1959 he was the Cape Province Rhodes Scholar at Balliol College (Oxford), earning his Ph.D. in 1962.In 1963 Isaac emigrated to Australia, where he taught at the University of Melbourne, and later at La Trobe University (1971–91), where he was Emeritus Professor of American History. In 1975 he was a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Early American History at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Isaac won the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for History for his book The Transformation of Virginia, 1740-1790 (1982), becoming the first and only Australian historian to win a Pulitzer Prize.

In 2004 Isaac published Landon Carter's Uneasy Kingdom: Revolution and Rebellion on a Virginia Plantation, which made use of the exemplary diary of a Virginian landholder and member of the House of Burgesses.

Richard Norton Smith

Richard Norton Smith (born 1953) is an American historian and author specializing in U.S. presidents and other political figures. In the past, he worked as a freelance writer for The Washington Post, and worked with U.S. Senators Edward Brooke and Bob Dole.

Swampland in Florida

Swampland in Florida is a figure of speech referring to real estate scams in which a seller misrepresent unusable swampland as developable property. These types of unseen property scams became widely known in the United States in the 20th century, and the phrase is often used metaphorically for any scam that misrepresents what is being sold. Expressions like "If you believe that, then I have swampland in Florida to sell you", suggests the recipient is gullible enough to fall for an obvious fraud. Similar phrases involve "selling" the Brooklyn Bridge or nonexistent "oceanfront property in Arizona".

The Color Purple

The Color Purple is a 1982 epistolary novel by American author Alice Walker which won the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Award for Fiction. It was later adapted into a film and musical of the same name.

Taking place mostly in rural Georgia, the story focuses on the life of African-American women in the Southern United States in the 1930s, addressing numerous issues including their exceedingly low position in American social culture. The novel has been the frequent target of censors and appears on the American Library Association list of the 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2000–2009 at number seventeen because of the sometimes explicit content, particularly in terms of violence. In 2003 the book was listed on the BBC's The Big Read poll of the UK's "best-loved novels."

The Transformation of Virginia, 1740–1790

The Transformation of Virginia, 1740–1790 is a 1982 nonfiction book by Australian historian Rhys Isaac, published by University of North Carolina Press. The book chronicles the religious and political changes over a half-century of Virginian history, particularly the shift from "the great cultural metaphor of patriarchy" to a greater emphasis on communalism.The Transformation of Virginia was awarded the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for History.

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