The Pulitzer Prize Board announced that it has accepted the resignation of Doris Kearns Goodwin, the historian. In an exchange of letters with John Carroll, editor of the Los Angeles Times, chairman of the 19-member Board, Ms. Goodwin said:
As much as I have enjoyed working with all of you on the Pulitzer Board, I believe that after the controversy earlier this year surrounding my book, The Fitzgeralds and The Kennedys, and the need now to concentrate on my Lincoln manuscript, I will not be able to give the Board the kind of attention it deserves.
Doris Kearns Goodwin"
Mr. Carroll replied:
On behalf of the Pulitzer Prize Board, I accept your resignation. We have valued you as a colleague and appreciate your contributions over the past three years.