1988 Pulitzer Prize

The following are the Pulitzer Prizes for 1988.


Public service Charlotte Observer "For revealing misuse of funds by the PTL television ministry"
General news reporting Staff of Lawrence Eagle-Tribune, Massachusetts "For an investigation that revealed serious flaws in the Massachusetts prison furlough system and led to significant statewide reforms."
Investigative reporting Staff of Alabama Journal, Montgomery, Alabama "For its compelling investigation of the state's unusually high infant-mortality rate, which prompted legislation to combat the problem."
Investigative reporting Dean Baquet, William Gaines and Ann Marie Lipinski of The Chicago Tribune "For their detailed reporting on the self-interest and waste that plague Chicago's City Council."
Explanatory reporting Daniel Hertzberg and James B. Stewart of The Wall Street Journal "For their stories about an investment banker charged with insider trading and the critical day that followed the October 19, 1987, stock market crash."
Specialized Reporting Walt Bogdanich of The Wall Street Journal "For his chilling series of reports on faulty testing by American medical laboratories."
National reporting Tim Weiner of The Philadelphia Inquirer "For his series of reports on a secret Pentagon budget used by the government to sponsor defense research and an arms buildup."
International reporting Thomas L. Friedman of The New York Times "For balanced and informed coverage of Israel."
Feature writing Jacqui Banaszynski of St. Paul Pioneer Press and Dispatch "For her moving series about the life and death of an AIDS victim in a rural farm community."
Commentary Dave Barry of The Miami Herald "For his consistently effective use of humor as a device for presenting fresh insights into serious concerns."
Criticism Tom Shales of The Washington Post "For his television criticism."
Editorial writing Jane Healy of Orlando Sentinel "For her series of editorials protesting overdevelopment of Florida's Orange County."
Editorial cartooning Doug Marlette of Atlanta Constitution and Charlotte Observer
Spot news photography Scott Shaw of Odessa American "For his photograph of the child Jessica McClure being rescued from the well into which she had fallen."
Feature photography Michel du Cille of The Miami Herald "For photographs portraying the decay and subsequent rehabilitation of a housing project overrun by the drug crack."

Letters and Drama

Fiction Beloved by Toni Morrison (Alfred A. Knopf)
Drama Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhry (TCG)
History The Launching of Modern American Science 1846-1876 by Robert V. Bruce (Alfred A. Knopf)
Biography or autobiography Look Homeward: A Life of Thomas Wolfe by David Herbert Donald (Little)
Poetry Partial Accounts: New and Selected Poems by William Meredith (Alfred A. Knopf)
General non-fiction The Making of the Atomic Bomb by Richard Rhodes (Simon & Schuster)
Music 12 New Etudes for Piano by William Bolcom (Edward B. Marks)
Premiered March 30, 1987, by Marc-Andre Hamelin.

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1987 in literature

This article presents lists of the literary events and publications of 1987.

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.

Alfred Uhry

Alfred Fox Uhry (born December 3, 1936) is an American playwright and screenwriter. He has received an Academy Award, two Tony Awards and the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for dramatic writing for Driving Miss Daisy. He is a member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers.

Angie Xtravaganza

Angie Xtravaganza (October 17, 1964 – March 31, 1993) was born in New York City. Angie was a founding member and the Mother of the House of Xtravaganza. Consistent with the tradition of New York's gay ball scene, in 1982 Angie took the House name as her surname. A transgender performer, underground superstar and an active member of New York's gay ball culture, Angie was featured in Jennie Livingston's 1990 documentary film Paris is Burning. By the time the documentary screened to rave reviews, the House of Xtravaganza, the first primarily Latino house within New York's gay ball scene, was almost ten years old and had taken the Harlem ball scene by storm.

Arriving on the streets of New York City at the age of 13, Angie nurtured a family of "children" during her days on the lower westside Navy Pier and the streets of Times Square. Throughout the 1980s and until her death in 1993 Angie and her adopted house children would influence popular culture through the nightlife scene, the performing arts and through the fashion and the recording industries. In 1988 Pulitzer Prize winning author Michael Cunningham wrote "The Slap of Love" about Angie after interviewing her and her sons Danni and Hector Xtravaganza for his novel Flesh and Blood.

Angie died in New York at age 28 from an AIDS-related liver disease. Almost three weeks later The New York Times published an article on the ball scene on the front page of the Sunday "Styles" section, featuring a large photo of Angie Xtravaganza. Entitled "Paris Has Burned", the article recounted the current status of the underground ball scene and the untimely passing of many of its central personalities. In 1994, the year following her death, Junior Vasquez released a house music single simply titled "X", which bore a dedication to the memory of Angie Xtravaganza on the record label. The record remains a popular club anthem today. Angie Xtravaganza's legacy endures through the House of Xtravaganza which remains an active part of New York City's gay ballroom, nightlife, and cultural scene.

Concerto for Orchestra No. 1 (Stucky)

The Concerto for Orchestra No. 1 is a concerto for orchestra by the American composer Steven Stucky. The work was commissioned by the Philadelphia Orchestra with contributions from Johnson & Higgins for the bicentennial of the United States Constitution. It was composed from September 1986 through April 1987 and premiered October 27, 1988, with the Philadelphia Orchestra performing under conductor Riccardo Muti.The piece was a finalist for the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for Music, losing to William Bolcom's 12 New Etudes for Piano. Stucky later won the award in 2005 for his Concerto for Orchestra No. 2.

Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra (Schuller)

The Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra is a composition for string quartet and orchestra by the American composer Gunther Schuller. The work was composed between 1987 and early 1988. Its world premiere was given on February 20, 1988, by the Pro Arte Quartet and the Madison Symphony Orchestra conducted by Schuller. The piece was a finalist for the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for Music.

Daniel Hertzberg

Daniel Hertzberg, an American journalist, is the former senior deputy managing editor and later deputy managing editor for international news at The Wall Street Journal. Starting in July 2009, Hertzberg served as senior editor-at-large and then as executive editor for finance at Bloomberg News in New York,, before retiring in February 2014. Hertzberg is a 1968 graduate of the University of Chicago.

Driving Miss Daisy (play)

Driving Miss Daisy is a play by American playwright Alfred Uhry, about the relationship of an elderly white Southern Jewish woman, Daisy Werthan, and her African-American chauffeur, Hoke Coleburn, from 1948 to 1973. The play was the first in Uhry's Atlanta Trilogy, which deals with white Jewish residents of that city in the early 20th century. The play won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Jacqui Banaszynski

Jacqui Banaszynski is an American journalist. She was the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing in 1988. Banaszynski went on to become a professor and a Knight Chair at the school of journalism at University of Missouri.

James B. Stewart

James Bennett Stewart (born c. 1952) is an American lawyer, journalist, and author.

List of compositions by William Bolcom

This is a list of compositions by American composer William Bolcom.

Lucille Clifton

Lucille Clifton (June 27, 1936 in Depew, New York – February 13, 2010 in Baltimore, Maryland) was an American poet, writer, and educator from Buffalo, New York. From 1979 to 1985 she was Poet Laureate of Maryland. Clifton was a finalist twice for the Pulitzer Prize for poetry.

Maura J. Casey

Maura J. Casey is an American journalist. She is the founder and principal of the communications firm CaseyInk, LLC of Franklin, Conn. She was on the Editorial Board of The New York Times from 2006 to 2009. She contributed to stories at The Eagle-Tribune of Lawrence, Massachusetts, that were recognized by the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for General News Reporting, citing "an investigation that revealed serious flaws in the Massachusetts prison furlough system and led to significant statewide reforms." She was also a winner of the Horace Greeley Award, the Pulliam Editorial Fellowship, given to one editorial writer in the country once a year., and Scripps Howard's Walker Stone Award

Richard Oppel

Richard A. Oppel (born Jan. 30, 1943 in Newark, N.J.) is an American journalist and editor living in Austin, Texas. He is interim editor-in-chief (May 5, 2018 – Feb. 1, 2019) of Texas Monthly, an Austin-based publication with a statewide readership of 2.4 million. The magazine covers the Texas scene, from politics, the environment, industry and education to music, the arts, travel, restaurants, museums and cultural events. While Oppel was editor of The Charlotte Observer (1978–1993), the newspaper earned three Pulitzer Prizes, sharing one for editorial cartoons with The Atlanta Constitution.

Robert V. Bruce

Robert Vance Bruce (December 19, 1923 in Malden, Massachusetts – January 15, 2008 in Olympia, Washington) was an American historian specializing in the American Civil War, who won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for History for his book The Launching of Modern American Science, 1846–1876 (1987). After serving in the Army during World War II, Bruce graduated from the University of New Hampshire, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering. He received his Master of Arts in history and his Doctor of Philosophy from Boston University, where he was later a professor. He also taught at the University of Bridgeport, Lawrence Academy at Groton, and the University of Wisconsin. Bruce was also a lecturer at the Fortenbaugh Lecture at Gettysburg College.

The Launching of Modern American Science, 1846–1876

The Launching of Modern American Science, 1846–1876 is a 1987 nonfiction book by American historian Robert V. Bruce, published by Knopf. The book is a social history chronicling a three-decade period in American science. It won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for History.

Tim Weiner

Tim Weiner (born June 20, 1956) is an American reporter and author. He is the author of four books and co-author of a fifth, and winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. His newest book is One Man Against The World: The Tragedy of Richard Nixon.

Twin Cities Pioneer Press

The Twin Cities Pioneer Press (formerly the St. Paul Pioneer Press is a newspaper based in Saint Paul, Minnesota, primarily serving the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Circulation is heaviest in the eastern metro region, including Ramsey, Dakota, and Washington counties, along with western Wisconsin, eastern Minnesota and Anoka County, Minnesota. The paper's main rival is the Star Tribune, based in neighboring Minneapolis. The Pioneer Press has been owned by MediaNews Group since April 2006.

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