1987 Pulitzer Prize

The following are the Pulitzer Prizes for 1987.


Letters and Drama

Special Citations and Awards

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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.

Bearing the Cross

Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference is a 1986 book by David J. Garrow about Martin Luther King Jr., the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and the American Civil Rights Movement. The book won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Biography.

Bearing the Cross was published by William Morrow and Company, with a HarperCollins paperback in 2004.

Charles Krauthammer

Charles Krauthammer (; March 13, 1950 – June 21, 2018) was an American political columnist. A conservative political pundit, in 1987 Krauthammer won the Pulitzer Prize for his column in The Washington Post. His weekly column was syndicated to more than 400 publications worldwide.While in his first year studying medicine at Harvard Medical School, Krauthammer became permanently paralyzed from the waist down after suffering a diving board accident that severed his spinal cord at cervical spinal nerve 5. After spending 14 months recovering in a hospital, he returned to medical school, graduating to become a psychiatrist involved in the creation of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders III in 1980. He joined the Carter administration in 1978 as a director of psychiatric research, eventually becoming the speechwriter to Vice President Walter Mondale in 1980.

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Krauthammer embarked on a career as a columnist and political commentator. In 1985, he began writing a weekly editorial for The Washington Post, which earned him the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary for his "witty and insightful columns on national issues." He was a weekly panelist on the PBS news program Inside Washington from 1990 until it ceased production in December 2013. Krauthammer had been a contributing editor to The Weekly Standard, a Fox News Channel contributor, and a nightly panelist on Fox News Channel's Special Report with Bret Baier.

Krauthammer received acclaim for his writing on foreign policy, among other matters. He was a leading neoconservative voice and proponent of United States military and political engagement on the global stage, coining the term Reagan Doctrine and advocating both the Gulf War and the Iraq War.

In August 2017, due to his battle with cancer, Krauthammer stopped writing his column and serving as a Fox News contributor. Krauthammer died on June 21, 2018.

Charles Simic

Charles Simic (Serbian: Душан "Чарлс" Симић [dǔʃan tʃârls sǐːmitɕ]; born Dušan Simić; May 9, 1938) is a Serbian-American poet and former co-poetry editor of the Paris Review. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1990 for The World Doesn't End, and was a finalist of the Pulitzer Prize in 1986 for Selected Poems, 1963-1983 and in 1987 for Unending Blues. He was appointed the fifteenth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 2007.

David Garrow

David J. Garrow (born May 11, 1953 in New Bedford, Massachusetts) is an American historian and author of the book Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (1986), which won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Biography. He also wrote Liberty and Sexuality (1994), a history of the legal struggles over reproductive rights in the U.S. prior to the Roe v. Wade decision, Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama (2017), and other works.

Garrow writes frequently on the history of the United States Supreme Court and the history of the Civil Rights Movement, and regularly contributes articles on these subjects to non-academic publications including The New York Times, The Nation, The Financial Times, and The New Republic.

Garrow was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts. He graduated magna cum laude from Wesleyan University in 1975 before receiving his Ph.D. from Duke University in 1981.

Garrow served as a senior adviser for Eyes on the Prize, the award-winning PBS television history of the Civil Rights Movement covering the years 1954–1965. He has taught at Duke University (Instructor of History; 1978–1979), the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Assistant Professor of History; 1980–1984), the City College of New York and the CUNY Graduate Center (Associate and full Professor of History; 1984–1991), The Cooper Union (Visiting Distinguished Professor of History; 1992–1993), the College of William and Mary (James Pinckney Harrison Visiting Professor of History; 1994–1995), American University (Distinguished Historian in Residence; 1995–1996) and the Emory University School of Law (Presidential Distinguished Professor; 1997–2005). From 2005 to 2011, Garrow was a senior research fellow at Homerton College, Cambridge. Since 2011, he has served as Professor of Law and History and John E. Murray Faculty Scholar at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.Garrow is also a member of the Democratic Socialists of America.

Dedication (publishing)

A dedication is the expression of friendly connection or thanks by the author towards another person. The dedication has its own place on the dedication page and is part of the front matter.

Fences (play)

Fences is a 1985 play by American playwright August Wilson. Set in the 1950s, it is the sixth in Wilson's ten-part "Pittsburgh Cycle". Like all of the "Pittsburgh" plays, Fences explores the evolving African-American experience and examines race relations, among other themes. The play won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 1987 Tony Award for Best Play. The play was first developed at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's 1983 National Playwrights Conference and premiered at the Yale Repertory Theatre in 1985.

George Selkirk

George Alexander Selkirk (January 4, 1908 – January 19, 1987) was a Canadian outfielder and front office executive in Major League Baseball. In 1935, Selkirk succeeded Babe Ruth as the right fielder of the New York Yankees—and also inherited Ruth's fabled No. 3 uniform (which was not retired until 1948, the year of Ruth's death).

Over the next eight seasons, Selkirk batted over .300 five times, twice drove home more than 100 RBIs, played in five World Championships (1936, 1937, 1938, 1939 and 1941), and made the American League All-Star team in 1936 and 1939.

George Selkirk was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in 1983, its initial year, and was later inducted into the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame in 2005.

Michael Parks (reporter)

Michael Parks is a recipient of a Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting award.

Peter Taylor (writer)

Matthew Hillsman Taylor, Jr. (January 8, 1917 – November 2, 1994), known professionally as Peter Taylor, was an American novelist, short story writer, and playwright. Born and raised in Tennessee and St. Louis, Missouri, he wrote frequently about the urban South in his stories and novels.

Rick Reiff

Richard "Rick" Reiff is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist based in Orange County, California.

He is co-host of "Studio SoCal," a weekly public affairs program on PBS SoCal KOCE-TV (Los Angeles/Orange County), the PBS flagship in the Los Angeles media market. He previously produced and hosted the station's "SoCaL Insider with Rick Reiff" and "Inside OC with Rick Reiff" for 10 seasons. KOCE-TV:He is editor at large and former editor of the Orange County Business Journal, a California business weekly. He authored its "OC Insider" column for 15 years.

Reiff was born May 30, 1952 on Chicago’s North Side to parents of German and Italian ethnicity. He graduated from the city’s Lane Tech High School in 1970. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in 1974. He spent a year at the Norwalk (Ohio) Reflector before joining the Akron Beacon Journal in 1975. In 1986 he was lead reporter for the paper’s coverage of the battle between Goodyear Tire and corporate raider James Goldsmith "Jimmy", which received the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for General News Reporting.He joined American City Business Journals later in 1987, where he served as managing editor of Business First in Columbus, Ohio and editor of the Westchester (N.Y.) Business Journal. In 1988 he joined the staff of Forbes magazine. In 1990 he became editor of the Orange County Business Journal.

In 2001 Reiff received a Golden Mike Award for Best Original News Commentary from the Radio & TV News Association of Southern California. "Inside OC" won the Golden Mike for Best News Public Affairs Program in Southern California, Division B, in 2011 and its successor "SoCal Insider" won the same award in 2012 and 2013.


Sethe may refer to:

Seeth-Ekholt, municipality in Germany

Sethe, the main character in Toni Morrison's 1987 Pulitzer Prize–winning novel Beloved

the name of a German family of renowned lawyers/judges, writers, and scientists

Kurt Heinrich Sethe (1869–1934), archaeologist

Paul Sethe (1901–1967) was a renowned historian and journalist for Der Spiegel, Die Welt, and Die Zeit

Otto von Sethe (born 1901), a lawyer/judge and author in German literature

Dr. Christoph-Heinrich von Sethe (born 1934), active Knight of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta

Rolf Sethe (born 1960), is a professor of law in Germany at Martin Luther University in Germany

Christian Carl Theodor Ludwig Sethe (1798–1857), was jurist, state official, and friend of the German Author Heinrich Heine

Christian Diedrich Heinrich Sethe (1778–1864), brother of Christoph Wilhelm Heinrich Sethe, was secret governing council and, together with his wife, founder of the Sethe Foundation

Carl Sethe (1772–1856), City and State president for Judicial Affairs in Dortmund, Germany

Christoph Wilhelm Heinrich Sethe (1767–1855), brother of Christian Diedrich Heinrich Sethe, was Lawyer/Judge and President of the Revisions and Cassation office for Rheinland, Germany

Talk Radio (play)

Talk Radio is a 1987 Pulitzer Prize-nominated play written by Eric Bogosian, based on a concept by Bogosian and Tad Savinar.

The Daily Pennsylvanian

The Daily Pennsylvanian (The DP) is the award-winning independent daily student newspaper of the University of Pennsylvania.

It is published in print two days per week when the university is in session, by a staff of more than 250 students. Content is also published online on a daily basis. The DP also publishes a weekly arts and entertainment magazine called 34th Street Magazine and a weekly newspaper mailed to parents and alumni called The Weekly Pennsylvanian. The spring semester of 2018 will be the final semester that The Weekly Pennsylvanian will be published. The DP operates three principal websites—thedp.com, 34st.com, and underthebutton.com—as well as a variety of opinion, news, and sports blogs.

The Flight into Egypt (Harbison)

The Flight into Egypt is a composition for solo soprano and baritone, chorus, and chamber orchestra by the American composer John Harbison. The work was commissioned by the Cantata Singers and Ensemble, of which Harbison was a former music director. The piece won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Music.

The McCallie School

The McCallie School is a boys college-preparatory school located on Missionary Ridge in Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States. The school was founded in 1905 and now has 250 boarding students in grades 9–12 and 669 day students in grades 6–12.

Thomas and Beulah

Thomas and Beulah is a book of poems by African American poet Rita Dove that tells the semi-fictionalized chronological story of her maternal grandparents, the focus being on her grandfather (Thomas, his name in the book as well as in real life) in the first half and her grandmother (named Beulah in the book, although her real name was Georgianna) in the second. It won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for poetry.

Voyagers to the West

Voyagers to the West: A Passage in the Peopling of America on the Eve of the Revolution is a 1986 nonfiction book by American historian Bernard Bailyn, published by Knopf. The book chronicles the migration of British and Scottish farmers into colonial America in the 1770s. It won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for History, the second time Bailyn won the award. (The first time was in 1968 for The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution.)

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