UCLA Faculty Honored as Pulitzer Prize Winners

 

Saul Friedlander
Saul Friedlander, General Nonfiction, 2008

The 2008 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction was awarded to The Years of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945 by Saul Friedlander (HarperCollins).

Friedlander, who was born in Prague and spent his boyhood in Nazi-occupied France, came to UCLA in 1983 as a visiting professor. He now holds the 1939 Club Chair in Holocaust Studies at UCLA. He received a MacArthur Foundation Grant in 1999. His other books include History, Memory and the Extermination of the Jews (1993), Reflections of Nazism (1984) and the companion volume to his Pulitzer Prize-winner: Nazi Germany and the Jews, Volume 1: The Years of Persecution, 1933-1939 (1997).

 

Daniel Walker Howe
Daniel Walker Howe, History, 2008

The 2008 Pulitzer Prize for History was awarded to What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848 by Daniel Walker Howe (Oxford University Press).

Howe, who lives in Los Angeles, is an emeritus professor of both UCLA and Oxford University. His other history titles include The Political Culture of the American Whigs (1979) and Making the American Self: Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln (1997).

Jared Diamond
Jared Diamond, General Nonfiction, 1998

The 1998 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction was awarded to Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond (W.W. Norton).

Diamond joined the UCLA faculty in 1966 as a professor of physiology in the medical school. He is now a professor of geography in the College of Letters and Science, Social Sciences division. He received a MacArthur Foundation grant in 1985 and the National Medal of Science in 1999.

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Selected Honors held by UCLA Alumni and Students