The Pulitzer Prize is an award given to the best authors in all aspects of writing for authoring pieces of exceptionally high quality. In 1984, the recipients were:
Ironweed by William Kennedy (Viking)—for Fiction
Glengarry Glen Ross by David Mamet (Grove)—for Drama
History was not given this year.
Booker T. Washington: The Wizard of Tuskegee, 1901–1915 by Louis R. Harlan (Oxford University Press)—for Biography or Autobiography
American Primitive by Mary Oliver (Atlantic-Little)—for Poetry
The Social Transformation of American Medicine by Paul Starr (Basic Books)—for General Non-Fiction
"Canti del Sole" for Tenor and Orchestra by Bernard Rands (Universal Edition)—for Music
1984 Pulitzer Prize Wikipedia
Theodor Seuss Geisel: Special citation to Theodor Seuss Geisel (pen name "Dr. Seuss"), for his special contribution over nearly half a century to the education and enjoyment of America's children and their parents.