1992 Pulitzer Prize

The following are the Pulitzer Prizes for 1992.

Journalism awards

Letters awards

Arts awards

Premiered on October 17, 1991, by the San Francisco Symphony

Special awards and citations

External links

A Thousand Acres

A Thousand Acres is a 1991 novel by American author Jane Smiley. It won the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction in 1991 and was adapted to a 1997 film of the same name.

The novel is a modernized retelling of Shakespeare's King Lear and is set on a thousand-acre (four hundred hectares) farm in Iowa that is owned by a family of a father and his three daughters. It is told through the point of view of the oldest daughter, Ginny.

Alexander Zemlianichenko

Alexander (Sasha) Zemlianichenko (Russian: Александр Вадимович Земляниченко), prominent Russian photojournalist, born 7 May 1950, in Saratov, Russia.

He has been working for the Associated Press in Moscow since 1990. He has traveled extensively, covering news stories throughout the former Soviet Union, the Middle East, Europe and the United States.

He was one of five AP photographers who won the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for photos of the Soviet coup attempt of 1991. He also was a finalist in the 1995 Pulitzer competition for his photographs of the war in Chechnya, Russia.

Zemlianichenko received his second Pulitzer Prize in 1997 [1] for a photo of Russian President Boris Yeltsin dancing at a rock concert. The same photo won a World Press Photo award in 1996 [2]. He was later invited to be a jury member [3] at World Press Photo.

Concerto Fantastique

Concerto Fantastique is an orchestral composition in four movements by the American composer Ralph Shapey. The work was commissioned by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, who first performed the work under the composer on November 21, 1991. It was a finalist for the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for Music.

Conversations with My Father

Conversations with My Father is a play by Herb Gardner. The play, which ran on Broadway in 1992 to 1993, was a finalist for the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Dan Malone

Danny Frank Malone (born January 22, 1955) is an American journalist, an investigative reporter who won a Pulitzer Prize. Malone currently works for the Fort Worth Weekly, an alternative newspaper.Malone worked as a reporter for the Corpus Christi Caller-Times and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram before joining The Dallas Morning News in 1985. In 2002, he joined the staff of the Fort Worth Weekly.

Malone has taught journalism classes at Tarleton State University and at the University of North Texas as an adjunct professor, while also serving as a Hearst Visiting Professional-in-Residence for the UT-Austin journalism program and Jurist for the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Writers Conference of the Southwest (associated with the Mayborn School of Journalism at UNT).Malone is a graduate of Kimball High School in Dallas and the University of Texas at Austin.Malone and Lorraine Adams of The Dallas Morning News shared the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting, citing "reporting that charged Texas police with extensive misconduct and abuses of power".

David Feldshuh

David Feldshuh (born 1944 in New York City) is a physician, playwright, and author. His 1992 play Miss Evers' Boys, based on the Tuskegee syphilis experiment, was a finalist for the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The 1997 HBO adaptation of Miss Evers' Boys (adapted by Walter Bernstein) was nominated for eleven Emmy Awards (winning four) and two Golden Globe Awards (winning one).

Feldshuh's work also includes the 1994 documentary Susceptible to Kindness, which won a CINE Golden Eagle Award and an Intercom Gold Plaque.

In addition to practicing medicine, Feldshuh teaches in Cornell University's Department of Performing and Media Arts.

Hartford Courant

The Hartford Courant is the largest daily newspaper in the U.S. state of Connecticut, and is often recognized as the oldest continuously published newspaper in the United States. A morning newspaper serving most of the state north of New Haven and east of Waterbury, its headquarters on Broad Street is a short walk from the state capitol. It reports regional news with a chain of bureaus in smaller cities and a series of local editions. It also operates CTNow, a free local weekly newspaper and website.

Beginning in 2000, it was owned by Tribune Company, which later combined the paper's management and facilities with those of Tribune-owned WTIC-TV in Hartford. In 2014, the newspapers were spun off to corporate parent Tribune Publishing.

Jeffrey Taylor

Jeffrey or Jeff Taylor may refer to:

Jeffery Taylor (born 1989), Swedish basketball player; son of basketball player Jeff Taylor

Jeff Taylor (footballer) (1930–2010), British footballer

Jeff Taylor (basketball) (born 1960), American basketball player

Scott Garland (wrestler) (born 1973), American professional wrestler with a ring name of Jeff Taylor

Jeffrey A. Taylor, former United States Attorney

Jeff Taylor (entrepreneur), American internet entrepreneur, founder of Monster.com

Jeff Taylor (journalist), 1992 Pulitzer Prize winner

Jeff Taylor (ice hockey), American ice hockey player in 2014–15 Pittsburgh Penguins season

Jernigan (1991 novel)

Jernigan is the 1991 debut novel by David Gates. The book received widespread critical acclaim, drawing comparisons to Richard Yates, Joseph Heller, and Frederick Exley. Jernigan was a finalist for the 1992 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction.

John Kaplan (photographer)

John Kaplan is an American photographer who won the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography "for his photographs depicting the diverse lifestyles of seven 21-year-olds across the United States".Kaplan attended Mount Pleasant High School in Wilmington, Delaware, graduating in 1977. Kaplan graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism from E. W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University in 1982 and later graduated with a master's degree in journalism from the school in 1998. In 1999 he became a faculty member at the University of Florida.In April 2008 Kaplan was named a Fulbright Scholar. The same year, Kaplan was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins lymphoma, a condition which is in remission as of 2011 after treatment. Kaplan has reported his experience with cancer in an award-winning documentary film entitled "Not As I Pictured".

Lewis Burwell Puller Jr.

Lewis Burwell Puller Jr. (August 18, 1945 – May 11, 1994) was an attorney and a former United States Marine Corps officer who was severely wounded in the Vietnam War. He won the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography for his autobiography Fortunate Son.

Lexington Herald-Leader

The Lexington Herald-Leader is a newspaper owned by The McClatchy Company and based in the U.S. city of Lexington, Kentucky. According to the 1999 Editor & Publisher International Yearbook, the Herald-Leader's paid circulation is the second largest in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The newspaper has won the 1986 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting, the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing and the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning. It had also been a finalist in six other Pulitzer awards in the 22-year period up until its sale in 2006, a record that was unsurpassed by any mid-sized newspaper in the United States during the same time frame.The publisher is Rufus Friday, and Peter Baniak is the editor.

Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing

The Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing is one of the fourteen American Pulitzer Prizes that are annually awarded for Journalism. It has been awarded since 1917 for distinguished editorial writing, the test of excellence being clearness of style, moral purpose, sound reasoning, and power to influence public opinion in what the writer conceives to be the right direction. Thus it is one of the original Pulitzers, for the program was inaugurated in 1917 with seven prizes, four of which were awarded that year. The program has also recognized opinion journalism with its Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning from 1922.

Finalists have been announced from 1980, ordinarily two others beside the winner.One person ordinarily wins the award for work with one newspaper or with affiliated papers, and that was true without exception between 1936 (the only time two prizes were given) and 1977. In the early years, several newspapers were recognized without naming any writer, and that has occasionally happened recently. Several times from 1977, two or three people have shared the award for their work with one paper.

Robert S. Capers

Robert S. Capers (born July 15, 1949) is an American journalist.

Capers won the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting with Eric Lipton for a series about the Hubble Space Telescope that illustrated many of the problems with America's space program. He worked at the Hartford Courant until 1995.

The Face of the Night, the Heart of the Dark

The Face of the Night, the Heart of the Dark is an orchestral composition in one movement by the American composer Wayne Peterson. The piece was first performed by the San Francisco Symphony under the conductor David Zinman in October 1991. It won the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for Music. The title is a quote from the works of Thomas Wolfe.

The Fate of Liberty

The Fate of Liberty: Abraham Lincoln and Civil Liberties is a 1991 book by American historian Mark E. Neely, Jr., published by Oxford University Press. The book examines President Abraham Lincoln's suspension of habeas corpus and other rights during the American Civil War.

The book was awarded the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for History.

The Kentucky Cycle

The Kentucky Cycle is a series of nine one-act plays by Robert Schenkkan that explores American mythology, particularly the mythology of the West, through the intertwined histories of three fictional families struggling over a portion of land in the Cumberland Plateau. The play won the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Wayne Peterson

Wayne Peterson (born September 3, 1927) is an American Pulitzer Prize–winning composer, pianist and educator.

Peterson was born in Albert Lea, MN. He earned B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Minnesota. He did advanced study on a Fulbright Scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music, London, England.

In 1960, he joined the faculty of San Francisco State University, reaching the rank of Professor of Music, from which he is now retired. In 1998 San Francisco State University, established the Wayne Peterson Prize in Music Composition. Peterson was awarded the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for Music for The Face of the Night, the Heart of the Dark, an orchestral work commissioned by the San Francisco Symphony and conducted by David Zinman. A controversy was involved in the Pulitzer Board's decision and Peterson was reported to have the following comments about the prize years later:

Winning the Pulitzer has meant nothing for the piece that won. Back when Blomstedt was at the San Francisco Symphony, David Zinman conducted it and did a beautiful job. But they never did it again and nobody else has ever played it. It’s a very difficult piece. I write chromatic music and chromatic music is not in vogue at the moment. I think that has not helped things.

The Prize has benefited me in other ways, however. You get a lot of notoriety out of it. My commissions have soared and everything I have written since that time has been published. And I am fortunate enough to have some of the best musicians in the world playing my chamber music, which has led to a CD that has just come out.

Peterson's other honors include a Composer's Award from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters (1986) and a Guggenheim Fellowship (1989–90). In 1990 he was a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome.

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