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Fred Knubel, Director of Public Information
May 13, 1996

Alert to Editors:

Winners of the 1996 Pulitzer Prizes will receive their honors at a presentation ceremony at Columbia University on Monday, May 20, at 1:30 P.M.

The Pulitzer gold medal for public service, certificates and checks will be presented by George Rupp, president of Columbia. The ceremony will follow a luncheon for the winners in the Rotunda of Low Memorial Library on the Columbia campus in New York City.

The Pulitzer Prizes in journalism, letters, drama and music are awarded annually by the president of Columbia on the recommendation of the Pulitzer Prize Board.

You are invited to cover:

EVENT: Pulitzer Prize presentation ceremony
TIME: Monday, May 20, 1:30 P.M.
PLACE Rotunda of Low Memorial Library, Columbia University, Broadway and 116th St.

The names of the winners of the 80th annual Pulitzer Prizes, announced April 9, follow:

Public Service - The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C.
Spot News Reporting - Robert D. McFadden of The New York Times
Investigative Reporting - Staff of The Orange County Register, Santa Ana, Calif.
Explanatory Journalism - Laurie Garrett of Newsday, Long Island, N.Y.
Beat Reporting - Bob Keeler of Newsday, Long Island, N.Y.
National Reporting - Alix M. Freedman of The Wall Street Journal
International Reporting - David Rohde of The Christian Science Monitor
Feature Writing - Rick Bragg of The New York Times
Commentary - E.R. Shipp of the New York Daily News
Criticism - Robert Campbell of The Boston Globe
Editorial Writing - Robert B. Semple, Jr. of The New York Times
Editorial Cartooning - Jim Morin of The Miami Herald
Spot News Photography - Charles Porter IV, free-lance photographer, the Associated Press
Feature Photography - Stephanie Welsh, free-lance photographer, Newhouse News Service

SPECIAL AWARD - Herb Caen of the San Francisco Chronicle

Fiction - Independence Day by Richard Ford (Alfred A. Knopf)
Drama - Rent by the late Jonathan Larson
History - William Cooper's Town: Power and Persuasion on the Frontier of the Early American Republic by Alan Taylor (Alfred A. Knopf)
Biography - God: A Biography by Jack Miles (Alfred A. Knopf)
Poetry - The Dream of the Unified Field by Jorie Graham (The Ecco Press)
General Non-Fiction - The Haunted Land: Facing Europe's Ghosts After Communism by Tina Rosenberg (Random House)

Lilacs for voice and orchestra by George Walker