JFK's Pulitzer

Updated July 24, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

The Question:

What president wrote a novel that won an award?

The Answer:

In 1957 John F. Kennedy won a Pulitzer Prize for his book Profiles in Courage. According to the New York Times, "It is refreshing and enlightening to have a first-rate politician write a thoughtful and persuasive book about political integrity."

-The Editors

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