Winners of the 1988 Pulitzer Prizes were:
he Charlotte Observer.General News Reporting The Alabama Journal, Montgomery, Ala., and Lawrence (Mass.) Eagle-Tribune.
Investigative Reporting Dean Baquet, William Gaines and Ann Marie Lipinski, Chicago Tribune.
Explanatory Journalism Daniel Hertzberg and James B. Stewart, The Wall Street Journal.
Specialized Reporting Walt Bogdanich, The Wall Street Journal.
National Reporting Tim Weiner, The Philadelphia Inquirer.
International Reporting Thomas L. Friedman, The New York Times.
Feature Writing Jacqui Banaszynski, the St. Paul Pioneer Press-Dispatch.
Commentary Dave Barry, The Miami Herald.
Criticism Tom Shales, The Washington Post.
Editorial Writing Jane Healy, The Orlando Sentinel.
Editorial Cartooning Doug Marlette, The Atlanta Constitution and The Charlotte Observer.
Spot News Photography Scott Shaw, The Odessa (Texas) American.
Feature Photography Michel duCille, The Miami Herald.
Fiction "Beloved," by Toni Morrison.
Drama "Driving Miss Daisy," by Alfred Uhry.
History "The Launching of Modern American Science 1846-1876," by Robert V. Bruce.
Biography "Look Homeward: A Life of Thomas Wolfe," By David Herbert Donald.
Poetry "Partial Accounts: New and Selected Poems," by William Meredith.
General Non-Fiction "The Making of the Atomic Bomb," by Richard Rhodes.
Music "12 New Etudes for Piano," by William Bolcom.