Art Buchwald

NPF Award Winner: Art Buchwald - Art Buchwald

Art Buchwald 2006

New York Herald Tribune

Art Buchwald never quite graduated from high school; he went off to fight World War II as an enlisted Marine, and then he never quite graduated from college. With a military bonus of $250, he bought a one-way ticket to Paris, where he landed a job with the New York Herald Tribune and wrote a column about the lighter side of life in Europe.

He returned home in 1962 but kept up the column. During that time he also wrote some 30 books and helped raise three children. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Outstanding Commentary in 1982.

Shortly before his death in 2007, he wrote a final book, "Too Soon to Say Goodbye." For his grace, humor, astounding productivity and lifetime commitment to the craft, NPF selected Art Buchwald for the W.M. Kiplinger Distinguished Contributions to Journalism Award.

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