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Pulitzer Prize Winners

The following winners have Maine roots from birth or residence.

Author Year Category Title
Laura E. Richards 1917 Biography Julia Ward Howe
Booth Tarkington 1919 Literature The Magnificent Ambersons
Booth Tarkington 1922 Literature Alice Adams
Edwin Arlington Robinson 1922 Poetry Collected Poems
Owen Davis 1923 Drama Icebound
Edna St. Vincent Millay 1923 Poetry The Harp Weaver and Other Poems
Edwin Arlington Robinson 1925 Poetry The Man Who Died Twice
Edwin Arlington Robinson 1928 Poetry Tristram
Robert P. Tristram Coffin 1936 Poetry Strange Holiness
James Phinney Baxter III 1947 History Scientists Against Time
Roberts, Kenneth L. 1957 Special Historical novels creating interest in history
E. B. White 1978 Special Special citation for his writings
Henry Taylor 1986 Poetry The Flying Change
Alan Taylor 1996 History William Cooper’s Town: Power and Persuasion on the Frontier of the Early American Republic
Richard Russo 2002 Fiction Empire Falls
Kevin Sullivan and Mary Jordan 2003 International Reporting Reporting on Mexico’s justice system

 

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