75 years ago today - May 1, 1944

Daniel DeLuce, war correspondent of Mormon parentage and heritage extending back to 1830's, receives Pulitzer Prize for international reporting. However, not until 1952 does self-acknowledged Mormon receive America's most prestigious publishing award. Two other Pulitzer recipients are non-LDS Utahns who often write about Mormons: Bernard Devoto in 1948 for ACROSS THE WIDE MISSOURI (history) and Wallace Stegner in 1972 for ANGLE OF REPOSE (fiction). In addition, Nobel Prize winner Haldor Laxness, non-Mormon, publishes novel PARADISE RECLAIMED in Iceland about LDS convert. Utah (specifically Spanish Fork) has largest number of Icelandic immigrants in United States.

[On This Day in Mormon History, http://onthisdayinmormonhistory.blogspot.com, based on Michael Quinn's Mormon Hierarchy vols 1 & 2]

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