Winding Oak's Bookology Magazine

Tag Archives | Pulitzer Prize

McGinley, Phyllis

Phyllis McGinley’s poetry is often quoted, especially after her book of light verse, Times Three, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1960. Born on March 21, 1905, in Ontario, Oregon, her family moved to Utah and Colorado before she received her diploma from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City and began teaching school. A […]


Zindel, Paul

Born on May 15, 1937, Paul Zindel is thought of today as one of the founders of the young adult literary genre. Born and raised on Staten Island, New York, he graduated from Wagner College and taught high school chemistry on the Island. When his play, The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, won […]


Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan

Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, was born on August 8, 1896. At the age of 11, she had a story published in the Washington Post. She later said that no amount of money or acknowledgement of her writing, including her 1939 Pulitzer Prize, would mean as much to her as that $2 cash prize. […]


Forbes, Esther

Esther Forbes, born on June 28, 1891, was well-known in her day as an author of historical novels for adults. In fact, she won a Pulitzer Prize in 1942 for Paul Revere and the World He Lived In. She was thought to be one of the foremost Revere scholars of her time. During her research […]