Prizes: Declining Honor

Pulitzer Prizes regularly earn more attention for people who do not win than for people who do. It was no different last week when the 1967 awards were announced. Among the recipients were Bernard Malamud for his novel The Fixer, Justin Kaplan for his biography Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain, A. P. Photographer Jack Thornell for his picture of the just-wounded James Meredith in Mississippi, the Denver Post's Patrick Oliphant for his editorial cartoons. Worthy winners all, but the man the stories discussed most was Harrison Salisbury, who did not win a thing.

Salisbury was the early-form favorite to take...

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