New York — The New York City Times will publish the identities of all the Pulitzer Prize winner winners, including those who have not won any prize since the Pulitzer Board first recognized the Pulitzer in 1878.
The Times said Friday it will do so for the first time in its history.
The newspaper, the first newspaper to honor a Pulitzer Prize, has a history of giving the winners their names, a process it calls the “Paradox Literary Device.”
The names of winners are usually published in the Times, which has an archive of some 4 million Pulitzer Prizes and has the distinction of having won more than 90 percent of the awards.
The list includes the late Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, novelist and playwright Anthony Burgess; poet and essayist James Baldwin; Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction winner William Blake; Pulitzer prize-winning novelist Cormac McCarthy; Pulitzer award-winning playwright Harold Pinter; Pulitzer-winning actor/director Robert Altman; Pulitzer winner and Oscar-winning actress Patricia Arquette; Pulitzer Award-winning author Liza Minnelli; Pulitzer laureate and Pulitzer-winner J.D. Salinger; Pulitzer Laureate and Pulitzer Prize Laureate Mary Wollstonecraft; Pulitzer laureate and Oscar winner Alice Walker; Pulitzer winning playwright William Shakespeare; Pulitzer Winner of the Year, Pulitzer Prize of the Century, and Pulitzer Laureates of the Decade.
A total of 23 Pulitzer Prize recipients have not been honored by the newspaper, according to the Times.
The announcement came after a year of discussion on Twitter, where many felt the Times should have released the names.
The newspaper has been criticized for not publishing the names for years, citing a desire to protect the identities and privacy of the winners.