Some Latter-day Saints (Mormons)
who have won the Pulitzer Prize
This is a list of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) who have won the Pulitzer Prize. The Pulitzer Prize is generally considered the highest award granted in American literature. This is probably not a complete list, but includes all of the individuals we are aware of.
All of the individuals in the first list except Bernard De Voto were practicing Latter-day Saints at the time they received the Pulitzer Prize. (Benson later left the Church.)
A separate list highlights Pulitzer Prize-winning literature in which main characters are Latter-day Saints. Allen Drury and Tony Kushner received Pulitzer Prizes for writing which featured fictional Latter-day Saint characters. But Drury and Kushner themselves were not Latter-day Saints.
|| investigative reporting that exposed the fact that the
Nixon administration was aiding Pakistan while claiming
neutrality in the India-Pakistan War
|Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
||A Midwife's Tale
|Merlo J. Pusey
||Charles Evans Hughes
Arizona Republic staff editorial cartoonist
|Bernard De Voto
||Across the Wide Missouri
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Literature
In Which Main Characters are Latter-day Saints
||Advise and Consent
|Wallace Stegner *
||Angle of Repose
||Angels in America
* Wallace Stegner: Major characters in Stegner's Pulitzer-winning novel Angle of Repose are Latter-day Saints. Although Stegner was a native of Utah and much of his writing focused on Latter-day Saint history, he himself was not a Latter-day Saint.
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