1993 Pulitzer Prize

The 1993 Pulitzer Prizes were:

Journalism awards

Letters awards

Arts awards

Premiered December 30, 1992, in New York by the New York Philharmonic.

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Anne Matthews

Anne Matthews is a college lecturer and author of articles and books with environmental and academic themes. Her book, Where the Buffalo Roam: Restoring America's Great Plains was a 1993 Pulitzer Prize finalist in nonfiction. Deep Creek, written with William Howarth under the joint pen name "Dana Hand", was selected by the Washington Post as one of the best novels of 2010. Matthews is also the author of Bright College Years: Inside the American College Today, and Wild Nights: Nature Returns to the City.Matthews served on the Library of America editorial board for the two-volume collection Reporting World War II, and she is a contributing editor for The American Scholar. She has served on the faculties of Princeton, Columbia, and New York University, and she was the first woman to direct the Princeton Writing Program. Her various articles and reviews have appeared in the New York Times, Outside, Orion, Preservation, and the Best American Science and Nature Writing.

David Freed (author)

David Freed (born December 4, 1954 in Albany, Georgia) is an American author, educator, journalist and screenwriter. Freed has written on criminal justice issues for The Los Angeles Times.

Freed shared the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Reporting with fellow writers at the newspaper for reportage on the Rodney King riots in 1992.Freed wrote a humorous collection of job application letters and rejections in 1997 called "Dear Ernest and Julio: The Ordinary Guy's Search for the Extraordinary Job." Freed is also the author of six novels in the Cordell Logan series.

G. S. Sharat Chandra

G.S. Sharat Chandra (1935–2000) was an author of both poetry and fiction. Much of his work touches on the deep emotions of the Indian/American immigrant.Indian-born Chandra received a law degree in India but came to the United States in the 1960s to become a writer. He received his Masters of Fine Arts form the Iowa Writers Workshop. For most of his career, Chandra taught at the University of Missouri-Kansas City as a professor of Creative Writing and English (1983–2000). His most famous work, Family of Mirrors, was a 1993 Pulitzer Prize nominee for poetry. Author of ten books, including translations from Sanskrit and English into the Indian language Kannada , a former Fulbright Fellow and recipient of an NEA Fellowship in Creative Writing, Chandra has given readings at the Library of Congress, Oxford, and McDaid's Pub in Dublin.

Chandra traveled the world extensively throughout his life and received international recognition for both his poetry and fiction. His works have appeared in many journals including American Poetry Review, London Magazine, The Nation, and Partisan Review.

Chandra was married to his wife, Jane for 38 years until he died of a brain aneurysm in 2000. He left three children.

Gordon S. Wood

Gordon Stewart Wood (born November 27, 1933) is the Alva O. Way University Professor and Professor of History Emeritus at Brown University, and the recipient of the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for History for The Radicalism of the American Revolution (1992). His book The Creation of the American Republic, 1776–1787 (1969) won a 1970 Bancroft Prize. In 2010, he was awarded the National Humanities Medal.


Jezerka is an eastern tributary (class H - Hydrographic, freshwater stream) of Europe's Vrbanja River. It flows from the western slopes of the Uzlomac, beginning at nine hundred meters above sea level, south of the villages of Grabik and Jankovine. The river delta is several kilometers upstream from Vrbanjci, along the main motorway M-4 (Banja Luka – Doboj).Its largest tributaries are Žilića and Dubočaj with Pirizevac (to the east). Seven mills were built on the Jezerka in the late 1950s.On the plateau of its upper flow, crossroads lead to the village of Gornji Obodnik and to the M-4 motorway. On the northeast slopes of Uzlomac (1,002 meters), a mountain pass separates the confluences of the Vrbanja river and the Ukrina (the Božića stream and confluence of Bistrica).

During the War in Bosnia, inhabitants along the mouth of the river were expelled and murdered. This was especially true for the villages of Vrbanjci, Večići, Hrvaćani, Garići, and Rujevica.

Joseph B. White

Joseph B. White is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist known for his work for The Wall Street Journal.

Lincoln at Gettysburg

Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That Remade America written by Garry Wills and published by Simon & Schuster in 1992, won the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction and the 1992 National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism.The book uses Lincoln's notably short speech at Gettysburg to examine his rhetoric overall. In particular, Wills compares Lincoln's speech to Edward Everett's delivered on the same day, focusing on the influences of the Greek revival in the United States and 19th century transcendentalist thought. Wills also argues that Lincoln's speech draws from his interpretation of the U.S. Constitution; Lincoln considered the Declaration of Independence the first founding document and therefore, looked to its emphasis on equality (changing Locke's phrase "Life, Liberty, and Property" to "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness") in issuing the Emancipation Proclamation.

Lisa Getter

Lisa Getter is an American investigative journalist.

She won the 1995 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting, with Lizette Alvarez. Her coverage of Hurricane Andrew contributed to the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service received by The Miami Herald, and she shared the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting, helping overturn the mayoral election for fraud. While at the Herald she was also a Pulitzer finalist for General News Reporting in 1989 and for Investigative Reporting in 1998.

Lizette Alvarez

Lizette Alvarez (born October 30, 1964) is an American journalist, the Miami bureau chief for The New York Times since January 2011.She won the 1995 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting, with Lisa Getter.

She won a 1996 George Polk Award with The New York Times.

She was part of a team at the Miami Herald that won the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, citing its coverage of Hurricane Andrew's destruction, including the contribution of "lax zoning, inspection, and building codes".

Mike Toner

Mike Toner (born March 17, 1944) was the recipient of the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Journalism.

Music for Cello and Orchestra

Music for Cello and Orchestra is a composition for cello and orchestra by the American composer Leon Kirchner. The work was commissioned by the Philadelphia Orchestra for the cellist Yo-Yo Ma. The work was first performed by Yo-Yo Ma and the Philadelphia Orchestra under the conductor David Zinman in Philadelphia on October 16, 1992. The piece was a finalist for the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Music.

Stephan Savoia

Stephan Savoia is an American photographer who works for the Associated Press, where he has been a member of two Pulitzer Prize-winning teams. He is a graduate of the State University of New York at Potsdam. Events he has covered for the Associated Press include the millennium celebration in Times Square and the second Woodstock celebration in 1994. One of his Woodstock photos was the first digital photo that AP transmitted globally.The 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography recognized the AP "portfolio of images drawn from the 1992 presidential campaign". The same Prize in 1999 recognized its "striking collection of photographs of the key players and events stemming from President Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky and the ensuing impeachment hearings." Savoia snapped Clinton's personal secretary Betty Currie and her attorney Lawrence Wechsler outside a courthouse.A photograph taken by Savoia at the 2009 Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremony, depicting NBA player Michael Jordan crying after his speech, became widely shared on the Internet beginning in late 2014 as the Crying Jordan meme.

Stephen Berry (journalist)

Stephen J. Berry (born 1948) is an investigative journalist. In 1993 while working for The Orlando Sentinel, he and Jeff Brazil won the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting for a report in The Orlando Sentinel exposing a sheriff department drug squad's unlawful seizure of millions of dollars from motorists, mostly minorities. He is now an associate professor at The University of Iowa's School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Berry is also the author of a book about investigative journalism entitled Watchdog Journalism: The Art of Investigative Reporting.

Stephen Doig

Stephen K. Doig is an American journalist, professor of journalism at Arizona State University, and a consultant to print and broadcast news media with regard to data analysis investigative work. Doig moved to the university in 1996 after 23 years as a newspaper journalist, 19 of them with The Miami Herald. As of 2010, he taught classes in precision journalism, reporting public affairs, news writing, multimedia journalism, introduction to newsroom statistics, and media research methods.

Doig was a pioneer in the use of computer-assisted data analysis by reporters. For example, he was Miami Herald research editor when Hurricane Andrew struck South Florida in 1992. Analysis of property damages and local government building records showed that newer structures were more likely to have been damaged by the storm, and the team argued that easing the zoning, inspection, and building codes had caused greater storm losses, largely in a 16-page article "What Went Wrong". The newspaper won the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service citing its coverage "that not only helped readers cope ... but also showed how lax zoning, inspection and building codes had contributed to the destruction."Doig's analysis of voting patterns in Florida in led him to believe that had there been no errors in vote counting in Florida during the 2000 U.S. presidential election, Democratic Party candidate Al Gore would have won the state's electoral votes instead of Republican Party candidate, and, thereby, the ultimate winner of the U.S. Presidency, George W. Bush.

The Destiny of Me

The Destiny of Me is a play by Larry Kramer. The play follows Ned Weeks, a character from Kramer's play The Normal Heart. The play premiered Off-Broadway in 1992, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

The Radicalism of the American Revolution

The Radicalism of the American Revolution is a nonfiction book by historian Gordon S. Wood, published by Vintage Books in 1993. In the book, Wood explores the radical character of the American Revolution. The book was awarded the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for History.

Truman (book)

Truman is a 1992 biography of the 33rd President of the United States Harry S. Truman written by popular historian David McCullough. The book won the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography. The book was later made into a movie with the same name by HBO.

Violin Concerto (Tower)

The Violin Concerto is a composition for solo violin and orchestra by the American composer Joan Tower. It was commissioned by the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition and the Snowbird Institute. The piece was first performed by the violinist Elmar Oliveira and the Utah Symphony under the conductor Joseph Silverstein on April 24, 1992, in Salt Lake City, Utah. It is dedicated to the violinist Elmar Oliveira. The composition was a finalist for the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Music.

Vrbanja (river)

The Vrbanja is a river in Central Bosnia, Bosnia and Herzegovina; with Ugar, the largest right tributary of the Vrbas. Its basin covers an area of approximately 703.5 km2. It has significant hydropower potential. There are many different estimations of the Vrbanja's length, from 70.5 km and 84 km to 95.4 km.

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