IIE Pulitzer Prize Winners

Pulitzer Prize Winners

IIE is proud to count these Pulitzer Prize winning writers, poets, journalists, and musicians among our distinguished alumni.

Year Pulitzer Prize Winner Category IIE Experience
2015 Elizabeth Kolbert General Nonfiction Fulbright Student to Germany, 1983
2015 David Kertzer Biography or
Autobiography
Fulbright Scholar to Italy, 1978, 2000
2012 John Lewis Gaddis Biography Fulbright Scholar to Finland, 1980-81
Fulbright Scholar to Poland, 1996-97
2012  Stephen Greenblatt  General Nonfiction  Fulbright Student to UK, 1964-66 
2011  Eric Foner History  Fulbright Scholar to Russia, 1990
Fulbright Scholar to Japan, 2003 
2008  Robert Haas  Poetry  Fulbright Scholar to UK, 1976 
2008  Philip Schultz  Poetry  Fulbright Scholar to Israel, 1983 
2006  Caroline Elkins  General Nonfiction  Fulbright Scholar to Kenya, 1998-99 
2006 Edmund S. Morgan Special Awards
and Citations
Fulbright Scholar to Japan, 1968 
2005  David Hackett Fischer  History  Fulbright Scholar to New Zealand, 1994
2004  William C. Taubman  Biography  Fulbright Student to the Soviet Union, 1965 
2001 Daniel Grech  Breaking News Reporting  Fulbright Student to Argentina, 2003 
2001  Herbert P. Bix  General Nonfiction  Fulbright Scholar to Japan, 1977, 1992 
2001 Paul Salopek International Reporting Mexico-U.S. Journalists Exchange, 1990
2000 Bruce Bissell Finley Breaking News
Reporting
Fulbright Scholar to UK, 1984-85
University of Lancaster, 1984-85
1999 Mark Strand Poetry Fulbright Lecturer, Brazil, 1965-66 
Fulbright Scholar, Italy, 1960-61
1998  Edward J. Larson  History  Fulbright Scholar to the Netherlands, 2000 
1998  Will Englund Investigative Reporting Fulbright Scholar to UK, 1988
1998 Paul Salopek Explanatory
Reporting
Mexico-U.S. Journalists Exchange, 1990
1998 Aaron Jay Kernis Music Pew Fund for U.S. Artists
1998 Charles Wright Poetry Fulbright Scholar, 1963-65
Fulbright Professor,
University of Padua, Italy, 1968-69
1996 George Walker Music Fulbright Fellow, 1957
1995 Doris Kearns Goodwin History Fulbright Fellow, 1966
1994 Eric Freedman Beat
Reporting
Fulbright Senior Lecturer to Uzbekistan, 2002
1994  Gunther Schuller  Music  Fulbright Scholar to China, 1971 
1994  Edward Albee Drama Fulbright Scholar to the Soviet Union, 1964
1993  Stephen Doig  Public Service  Fulbright Scholar to Portugal, 2010 
1992 Robert Schenkkan Drama Ford Travel and Study Grantee,
U.S. to Italy, 1962-63
1992 Jane Smiley Fiction Fulbright Grantee, Iceland, 1976-77
1992 Wayne Peterson Music Fulbright Scholar,
Royal Academy of Music, 1953-54
1991
John Updike Fiction Fulbright Scholar to Ghana and Nigeria
(Lincoln Lecturer)
1990 Allan Temko Criticism U.S. to France, 1952-53
1990 Sebastian De Grazia Biography or
Autobiography
Fulbright Professor
1990 Charles Simic Poetry Fulbright Travelling Fellow, 1982
1989 Roger Reynolds Music Fulbright Scholar
1988 David Herbert Donald Biography or
Autobiography

Fulbright Lecturer,
University College North Wales, 1953-54

1987 Peter Taylor Fiction Fulbright, 1955
1987 Rita Dove Poetry Fulbright/Hays Fellow, 1974-75
1986 Joseph Lelyveld General Non-Fiction Fulbright, U.S. to Burma, 1960-61
1985  Murray Kempton  Commentary Fulbright Scholar to Italy, 1958
1983 Galway Kinnell Poetry Fulbright Scholar, 1955-56;
Fulbright Lecturer, University of Iran, 1959-60
1983  Loretta Tofani  Local Investigative/
Specialized
Reporting 
Fulbright Scholar to Japan, 1983
1982 Martin Bernheimer Criticism U.S. to Germany, 1958-59
1982 John Updike Fiction Fulbright Scholar to Ghana and Nigeria
(Lincoln Lecturer)
1982 Roger Sessions Music Fulbright
1982 Sylvia Plath Poetry Fulbright Student to UK, 1955-57
1982  C. Vann Woodward History  Fulbright Scholar to UK, 1955
Fulbright Scholar to New Zealand, 1995 
1980  Leon F. Litwack  History  Fulbright Scholar to the Soviet Union, 1980
Fulbright Scholar to Australia, 1991 
1978 Meg Greenfield Editorial
Writing
Fulbright Scholar, Newnham College and
Cambridge University, England, 1952-53
1976 Alan M. Kriegsman Criticism Fulbright Scholar
University of Vienna, Austria, 1956-57
1976 R.W.B. Lewis Biography or
Autobiography
Fulbright Lecturer,
University of Munich, 1957-58
1976 Ned Rorem Music Fulbright Fellow, France, 1951-52
1976 John Ashbery Poetry Fulbright Scholar, France, 1955-57
1975 Dominick Argento Music Fulbright, U.S. to Italy, 1951-52
1974 Hedrick Smith International Reporting Fulbright Scholar,
Balliol College, England, 1955-56
1974 Daniel J. Boorstin History

Fulbright Lecturer,
University of Rome, Italy, 1950;
Kyoto University, Japan, 1957

1974 Donald Martino Music Fulbright, Italy, 1954-56
1974 Roger Sessions Special Awards and
Citations - Music
Fulbright
1974  Edward Albee Drama Fulbright Scholar to the Soviet Union, 1964 
1973 Eudora Welty Fiction Fulbright Scholar to the UK, 1954
1973  Michael G. Kammen  History  Fulbright Specialist to Romania, 2004
1972 Jacob Druckman Music Fulbright Student to France, 1954
1972 James Wright Poetry Fulbright, U.S. to Austria, 1952-53
1972  Carl Neumann Degler  History  Fulbright Scholar to Chile, 1967 
1972  Wallace Stegner Fiction  Fulbright Scholar to Greece, 1963 
1970 Ada Louise Huxtable Criticism Fulbright Fellow, Italy, 1950- 52
1970 Richard Howard Poetry Fulbright Student to France, 1958
1970  T. Harry Williams  Biography  Fulbright Scholar to UK, 1966 
1969 Paul Greenberg Editorial Writing Fulbright Fellow, 1985
1969 Benjamin L. Reid Biography or
Autobiography
Fulbright Research Grantee, 1963-64
1969  N. Scott Momaday  Fiction  Fulbright Scholar to Russia and the Soviet
Union, 1973-74 
1968 George Crumb Music Fulbright Fellow,
Hochschule für Musik, Berlin, Germany, 1955-56
1968 Anthony Hecht Poetry Fulbright Professor, Brazil, 1971
1967 David Brion Davis General Nonfiction Fulbright Lecturer, India, 1967
Fulbright Lecturer, Israel, Holland, Italy, 1981
1967  Edward Albee Drama  Fulbright Scholar to the Soviet Union, 1964 
1967  William H. Goetzmann  History  Fulbright Scholar to the UK, 1967
1966 Leslie Bassett Music Fulbright Fellow, 1950-51
1966  Katherine Anne Porter  Fiction  Fulbright Scholar to Belgium, 1954
Fulbright Scholar to Mexico, 1964 
1965 Ernest Samuels Biography or
Autobiography
Fulbright Lecturer, Belgium, 1958-59
1964  Richard Hofstadter  General Nonfiction  Fulbright Scholar to the UK, 1955 
1961 David Herbert Donald Biography or
Autobiography
Fulbright Lecturer,
University College North Wales, 1953-54
1960  Garrett Mattingly  Special Awards and
Citation 
Fulbright Scholar to Italy, 1963 
1957  Russell Jones  International Reporting  Fulbright Scholar in France, 1966 
1956  Richard Hofstadter  History  Fulbright Scholar to UK, 1955 
1954  Theodore Roethke Poetry  Fulbright Scholar to Italy, 1955 
1952  Oscar Handlin  History  Fulbright Scholar to France, 1954 
1949 Roy Franklin Nichols History Fulbright Lecturer, India and Japan, 1962
1949 Peter Viereck Poetry Fulbright Professor,
University of Florence, Italy, 1954-56
1949  Virgil Thomson  Music  Fulbright Scholar to France, 1960 
1945 Aaron Copland Music Fulbright Scholar to UK, 1961
Fulbright Scholar to Japan, 1962
Fulbright Scholar to Germany, Austria, 1963-64
Fulbright Scholar to Italy 1964
1944 Carleton Mabee Biography or
Autobiography
Fulbright Professor,
Keio University, Tokyo, 1953-54
1944  Merle Curti  History Fulbright Scholar to UK, 1952
Fulbright Scholar to India, 1964
Fulbright Scholar to Brazil, 1969 
1943 George Weller Reporting IIE, U.S. to Austria, 1930-31
1940  John Steinbeck Fiction Fulbright Specialist to the Soviet Union, 1963 
1936  Robert P. Tristam Coffin Poetry  Fulbright Scholar to Greece, 1953 
1934  Eugene P. Chase  Editorial Writing  Fulbright Scholar to France, 1953, 1956 

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